Posts Tagged ‘driving’

Today USPIRG released a new report showing that “the driving boom is over” – we’ve hit peak driving and now we’ll be seeing a long-term shift away from driving. In turn that means we need to be shifting transportation spending away from roads and toward transit and passenger rail, including high speed rail. This blog […]

May 14th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Taking a look at the latest data from the US Department of Transportation, Doug Short shows that the great shift away from driving is still going strong: The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Commission has released the latest report on Traffic Volume Trends, data through February. Travel on all roads and streets changed by -1.4% […]

Apr 23rd, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Streetsblog Capitol Hill recently had a good discussion about “peak car” and whether it is a real phenomenon or a product of the recession: In an article titled “We Are Approaching Peak Car Use,” the magazine examines an Australian study [PDF] which found driving rates are falling in a number of cities in Europe, North […]

Jul 12th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

I’ve long contended that one of the driving forces behind HSR criticism and denial is a mentality among these older folks that nobody will ever ride trains, that California will be a decentralized car-dependent society forever. Sure, this is nothing more than an assumption that the late 20th century is the way things always will […]

Oct 20th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized