The Geographical Sciences Committee of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine has posted a recording of my 1 March 2017 webinar on “Using GIS to Make Urban Mobility More Sustainable.” Thanks to the GSC for sponsoring and hosting this event!
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced this week that The Ohio State University has been named one of 18 institutions across the country to lead research on transportation challenges outlined in the Department of Transportation’s Beyond Traffic 2045 report.
As a Beyond Traffic Innovation Center, Ohio State is recognized as a forward-thinking and influential institution capable of driving solutions to these challenges by convening decision-makers in the Great Lakes megaregion and coordinating related research, curriculum, outreach and other activities. Due to its location in the center of the country, the Great Lakes megaregion sits at the heart of the U.S. transportation network.
Another gem from the Moving Across Places Studies (MAPS). Objective measures from a quasi-experimental study of a new light rail transit (LRT) line in Salt Lake City, Utah, provides evidence that LRT generates new ridership rather than simply cannibalizing ridership from the existing bus system:
Werner CM, , Brown BB, Tribby CP, Tharp D, Flick K, Miller HJ, Smith KR, Jensen W (2016) “Evaluating the attractiveness of a new light rail extension: Testing simple change and displacement change hypotheses,” Transport Policy, 45, 5–23. doi:10.1016/j.tranpol.2015.09.003