Recently, the Austin Chamber of Commerce released its 2013 Mobility Report, in which it reported on its sponsorship of research by TTI that quantified a specific set of strategies targeting congestion. The research shows the predicted effect of six strategies on the Travel Time Index — the commonly used measure that compares congested travel time […]
I like driving fast—a lot—and have come to expect that. But, on the other hand, as a resident of a rapidly growing city, I also want fun and interesting destinations: places where I can walk around, enjoy the evening air, share a drink with friends, or [insert your favorite activity here]. There has been plenty […]
Sitting on the soft sandy ground just south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on a blustery and windy day late in December of 1903, one must have had the peculiar feeling of being on the cusp of great change. The crude flying machine the Wright Brothers piloted did more than carry a man above the […]
In one way or another, we’re all consumers. Whether we’re talking about groceries, furniture or cable, we buy and use products and services every day. Transportation is one of those services. And, as consumers, we try to know what we can about what we purchase. We try to be well-informed on matters of nutrition, television […]
Texas will have about $100 billion in revenue to build transportation infrastructure, leaving a $170 billion gap between the need and the available revenue. The obvious question, of course, is how does the state close the gap? That question itself raises other questions. For example, is it necessary to close the gap? If we can, is it even desirable? If it is both necessary and desirable, how would we do it?