Quantifying the Space-Time Occupied by Various Modes in an Urban Setting

Planners and engineers need tools to quantify the space allocated to the various travel modes—both when they are moving and at rest. A new paper quantifies space used by transportation modes as a space-time calculation. This is an important tool in calculating the efficiency – or inefficiency – of some modes, as well as in the consideration of equity in use of public space.

Transit is Essential for Essential Workers

New research shows that transit has been a critical lifeline for those still working outside their homes, even as more agencies face severe budget challenges. Many of those transit users are “essential workers” who tend to have lower incomes and are people of color.