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Earlier posts from SSTI news

posted Jun 19, 2017, 6:57 AM by Chris McCahill   [ updated Jun 19, 2017, 3:13 PM ]
2017
U.S. DOT: States overestimating VMT growth (Jan. 22)

2016
More evidence that wider roads encourage speeding (Oct. 31)
Fatal crashes spike after red light cameras are removed (Aug. 8)
Traffic deaths rose 8% in 2015, more than 10% among non-motorized road users (July 18)
Texas DOT considers major highway removal in new plan for Dallas (June 27)
Cities look toward design in achieving Vision Zero (June 6)
Job type and location may keep low-wage workers from using transit (May 9)
GPS data informs transportation projects in Northern Virginia: SSTI study (Apr. 25)
Parking drastically oversupplied across the country (Apr. 11)
Data scientists target serious crashes in four U.S. cities (Mar. 28)
Economy, gas prices pushed driving upward in 2015, but less than in past years (Feb. 29)
Conductive concrete melts ice (Feb. 15)
Researchers suggest using Google Street View and Walk Score to conduct pedestrian safety studies (Feb. 1)
Parking increases citywide car use, SSTI researcher finds (Jan. 25)
Traffic deaths surge as Americans return to the roads (Sept. 8)
Young adults want walkable, transit-accessible neighborhoods, say Realtors (Aug. 10)
Study confirms that 10-foot lanes make safer intersections (July 27)
Compact, connected development patterns on the rise since mid-1990s (July 13)
Walking and biking form ‘third pillar’ of transportation in Wasatch Front plan (June 22)
Busway sparks new interest in transit in Connecticut (June 1)
Bike share offers lessons in providing equitable transportation options (May 18)
Major cost overruns common among megaprojects (May 4)
Drivers more likely to ignore crosswalks at speeds above 30 mph (Apr. 20)
Crowdsourced data gives DOTs added insight on road conditions (Apr. 6)
Transportation engineers question the use of common practices and metrics (Mar. 23)
For the first time in a decade, U.S. per capita highway travel ticks up (Mar. 16)
Researchers apply travel time reliability measures in modeling and project evaluation (Mar. 9)
State DOTs recognize benefits of supporting local land use planning (Feb. 23)
USDOT urges nation to think beyond traffic (Feb. 9)
Researchers explore links between speed and safety (Jan. 26)
FHWA twice revised VMT forecasts downward in 2014 (Jan. 11)

2014
Florida evaluating road design standards over safety concerns (Dec. 8)
Roads designed for speed undermine safety initiatives (Nov. 17)
State DOTs are beginning to embrace protected bike lanes (Nov. 3)
Report ranks metropolitan areas by transit accessibility (Oct. 20)
In preparing for autonomous vehicles, agencies can make needed changes (Oct. 20)
Oregon DOT preparing new tool to align investments with state transportation goals (Sept. 29)
NCHRP report shows high variation, but general decline, in VMT forecasts (Sept. 7)
Lower income neighborhoods hit hardest by pedestrian deaths (Aug. 11)
States discovering new partners, tools, and uses for bridge monitoring (July 21)
MassDOT charts course for a sustainable transportation system (July 7)
How car sharing and ride sharing can help transportation agencies (June 23)
Bicycle data: Filling the gaps (June 9)
Tennessee DOT breaks ground on nation’s largest traffic incident training facility (May 19)
Illinois releases its first comprehensive statewide bicycle plan (May 5)
Texas DOT will study feasibility of removing I-345 in Dallas (Apr. 21)
Virginia DOT aims to assess its core assumptions and reprioritize (Apr. 7)
SSTI researcher: ‘Parking requirements transform cities, cost millions in tax revenues’ (Apr. 1)
Fitch urges policymakers to plan for changing travel demands (Mar. 24)
California travel surveys show big shift away from driving (Mar. 10)
‘Vital streets’ funding plan gains support in Grand Rapids (Feb. 24)
Per capita VMT drops for ninth straight year; DOTs taking notice (Feb. 24)
Regional accessibility metric offers powerful approach to transportation system planning (Feb. 10)
Right-size parking calculator showcased at TRB annual meeting (Jan. 27)
Connecticut DOT earns national recognition for roundabout conversion (Jan. 13)

2013
Ann Arbor could become testing ground for network of driverless cars (Dec. 16)
States push for tolls to fund transportation; public opinion mixed (Dec. 2)
Tennessee DOT to cover 95 percent of costs for local multimodal access projects (Nov. 11)
CalTrans offers grant to study freeway conversion in Long Beach (Oct. 27)
Motor vehicle pollution a major contributor to American deaths (Oct. 14)
Factors affecting the decline in VMT: A new SSTI report (Sept. 30)
Researchers assess performance of state transportation systems using sustainability index (Sept. 16)