New on the Blog
- We only care about induced demand for transportation when we're talking about roads and cars, Tony Dutzik points out.
- Are Millennials moving to cities more or just leaving them less?
- You should pay attention to changing driving trends among Millennials, even if you've already heard lots about them.
New Report: Subsidizing Congestion
Federal tax subsidies for commuter parking add 820,000 cars to the roads - often during rush hour in America's biggest, most congested cities - at a cost to taxpayers of $7.3 billion per year, according to Subsidizing Congestion, a report issued by the civic philanthropy TransitCenter and Frontier Group. The report finds that the tax benefit for commuter transit use - while beneficial - only weakly counteracts the negative effects of the parking subsidy. The report calls for detailed evaluation of commuter tax benefits and for the federal government to retool the benefits to better align tax incentives with the nation's overall transportation goals. (11/18/14)
New Report: Millennials in Motion
Members of the Millennial generation are driving less than their counterparts in previous generations. This is likely to be a lasting trend with important implications for transportation policies and priorities. In Millennials in Motion, we document Millennials' shift away from driving, explore the various reasons for the changes, and urge policymakers to plan accordingly. (10/14/14) (Photo: Luis Alvarez, iStockPhoto)