Pollution from cars and trucks is on the rise in Massachusetts, undermining the Commonwealth’s ability to achieve the mandates of the Global Warming Solutions Act, according to preliminary numbers released by the Department of Environmental Protection on Thursday.
August 28, 2018 1:37 PM EDT
July 9, 2018 11:33 AM EDT
How AVs and other changes in transportation affect sprawl will depend on policies regarding land use. Why is land use policy important in realizing a positive role for AVs in a clean transportation future? Meet Jonathan Levine, a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Read more >
A Tale of Four Cities: How Smart Growth Can Shape the Future of the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Region
June 26, 2018 12:53 PM EDT
A new study has prompted me to think about the future of regional traffic as not just dependent on autonomous vehicles or better mass transit. Read more >
June 15, 2018 1:44 PM EDT
The Massachusetts Senate yesterday unanimously passed an energy bill that promises to dramatically reshape the vehicles and fuels that power our transportation system.
If enacted, this legislation would make Massachusetts a national and even global leader in the deployment of electric vehicle technology. It would dramatically reduce our consumption of oil, and the pollution that comes from petroleum. It would save lives by significantly improving air quality, especially in urban areas. It would produce a stronger and more resilient modern grid that will provide ratepayers with greater efficiency and reliability. And it would produce long-term cost savings for Massachusetts drivers and transit agencies.
Building the Right Project: An Engineer’s Perspective on Infrastructure Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events
May 16, 2018 3:20 PM EDT
Infrastructure Week 2018 is upon us, and it’s important that we highlight the state of our nation’s infrastructure and why it’s critical to our economy, society, security, and future. So what is the status of our infrastructure? Read more >