By Michael Brenneis Changed travel behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced congestion and vehicle miles traveled (VMT), even while traffic deaths continue to rise. Evidence shows that open roads, speeding, and other dangerous driving behaviors …
State DOTs are essential participants in the fight against climate change, but also face competing demands. For the Colorado DOT (CDOT), that means navigating its responsibilities to maintain and improve existing highways, improve rural access, and reduce congestion, all while reducing greenhouse emissions.
Transportation agencies in California and Minnesota made major advancements, planning for VMT reductions and mitigations as a part of their sustainability and climate change plans.
Despite frequent claims to the contrary, a study from California demonstrates that telecommuters often drive more often, and for longer distances, than those who commute to work.
A surprising impact of the evening commute: traffic noise and other human-made sounds significantly disrupt the mating behavior of crickets.
Amid talk of electric and fuel efficient vehicles, one change proved fast and effective at cutting emissions: traveling less.
More research is emerging showing that EVs are not the “silver bullet” in reducing transportation climate emissions.
A recent study shows that even with significant EV adoption, a ‘travel budget’ is still required to achieve emissions reduction goals.
A new National Institute for Transportation and Communities study, conducted by researchers at The University of Arizona, examines the mitigating effects of Green Infrastructure (GI) on flooding risks to the transportation network.
By Michael Brenneis In an effort to reduce greenhouse emissions, reduce plastic waste, and improve the sustainability of road maintenance, Caltrans is testing a new technology that combines recycled plastic with in-place asphalt recycling. The …