Washington DC Regional Employers Call for Smarter Transportation System

A group of prominent employers in the greater Washington DC region released a blueprint calling for investment in smarter transportation. The document, entitled Capital Region Blueprint for Regional Mobility makes numerous recommendations including: Modernizing Intercity and Commuter Rail Improve Roadway and Trail Performance – including enhancing congestion pricing Create High-Performing Public Transit Grow Employer Mobility Programs Expand…

National Climate Assessment Delivers Stark Warning About Climate Change

On Friday, November 23, the US Global Change Research Program, a team of 13 federal agencies, released the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This report, which provides a range of information, warns that the impacts of climate change are occurring faster than anticipated and will have a large impact on all levels of our economy. The report estimates that on the higher range…

Transit Tech Spotlight: Trip Planning – Fare Payment – Integration

The Coalition for Smarter Transportation has released a ‘Transit Tech Spotlight” that focuses on available technologies for trip planning, fare payment, and integration.Technology can play a critical role in improving rider experience, thus increasing transit ridership and reducing the number of people on our roads. Simple, seamless, and multi-modal trip planning and fare collection are…

USDOT Request Comments on AV 3.0 Document

The US Department of Transportation released a document entitled USDOT Automated Vehicles 3.0. AV 3.0 expands the scope to all surface on-road transportation systems and was developed through the input from a diverse set of stakeholder engagements, throughout the Nation. AV 3.0 is structured around three key areas: Advancing multi-modal safety, Reducing policy uncertainty, and Outlining…

Say No to Prop 6 – How Eliminating the Gas Tax Increase is Bad for California & the Nation

The Coalition for Smarter Transportation fully supports efforts in California to reject Prop 6. California recently increased their gas tax in an effort to raise funding for critical infrastructure and mass transit projects. An effort to eliminate that increase, known as Prop 6, will be on the ballot this November and its defeat is critical…