The Transportist: February 2018

Welcome to the February 2018 issue of The Transportist, especially to our new readers. As always you can follow along at the blog or on Twitter. Thank you to all who purchased Elements of Access. Copies are still available. Transportist Posts A Friendly Guide to Transport Planning | Human Transit [“Access — where can you get to soon? — is, or should be, the […]

Elements of Access … On Sale Now

Now available: Elements of Access: Transport Planning for Engineers, Transport Engineering for Planners. By David M. Levinson, Wes Marshall, Kay Axhausen. 342 pages, 164 Images (most in color). Published by the Network Design Lab. About the Book Nothing in cities makes sense except in the light of accessibility.  Transport cannot be understood without reference to the […]

21 Most Popular Transportist Posts of 2017 Spectacular.

  Every year for four years now, I have done a top posts article: Transportist – Top 21 Posts of 2016 Transportationist – Most Popular Posts of 2015 The Transportationist’s most popular posts of 2014 The Transportationist’s most popular posts of 2013 These are the most popular posts for 2017. Those published in earlier years marked with an *. […]

Elements of Access

Now available: Elements of Access: Transport Planning for Engineers, Transport Engineering for Planners. By David M. Levinson, Wes Marshall, Kay Axhausen. 336 pages, 164 color images. Published by the Network Design Lab. About the Book Nothing in cities makes sense except in the light of accessibility.  Transport cannot be understood without reference to the location of […]

The Transportist: April 2017

Welcome to the seventh issue of The Transportist. As always you can follow along at the blog or on Twitter. I am pleased to report I am now in Sydney, as long promised. Contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter. Due to the move, it should have been a bit lighter than usual, oh well. Transportist Jobs […]

On the ‘need’ for road funding.

Lots of numbers are thrown around about “need” for road funding. For instance, in Fix It First, (2011)   we said a “National Cooperative Highway Research Program [“NCHRP Project 20-24(49): Future financing options to meet highway and transit needs.” Table A1] report finds an annual need of $188.4 billion in 2007 dollars to maintain existing highway infrastructure, of which $109.8 […]

Setting the right toll

We in transport economics generally say roads are underpriced and travel is heavily subsidized by society at large. As a result, we over-consume travel. The solution is raising the price of travel. One way of raising the price of travel is tolling new roads rather than letting them be free. Scenario: A privately owned toll road […]

The Transportation Experience: Second Edition

The Transportation Experience William L. Garrison and David M. Levinson are pleased to announce the publication of their book The Transportation Experience: Second Edition The book is available for order at Oxford University Press (see Flyer for 20% discount),  Amazon, iBooks,  and Barnes and Noble ISBN-10: 0199862710 and ISBN-13: 978-0199862719 Book Description The Transportation Experience explores the historical evolution of transportation modes and technologies. The book […]