In this December 2013 Congressional Briefing, Johanna Zmud and Peter Phleps illustrate two distinct scenarios for the future of mobility 17 years from now and how choices that policymakers make today will affect the future of mobility in America.
A proposed 15-cents-a-gallon gas tax is worth a second look. Among various painful options put forward in the Deficit Reduction Commission's draft report, this tax hike may be well justified, writes Martin Wachs.
The principle of paying for roads and transit by charging those who use the system has served our nation well, but in its current form it will soon outlive its usefulness. Americans are driving more but paying less fuel tax, creating a crisis in transportation financing, writes Martin Wachs.
In this March 8, 2010, Congressional Briefing, Martin Wachs and Paul Sorensen discuss alternative funding streams for highway and public transportation improvements that Congress can consider as it focuses on the pending reauthorization of the federal transportation bill.
The results of this study suggest that improving neighborhood environments and increasing the public's use of light rail transit systems could provide improvements in health outcomes for millions of individuals.
The congestion charge on motorists in central London… has brought substantial benefits to those who live and work in London — whether they drive or take mass transit — and it could do the same in traffic-clogged cities in the United States, writes Cameron Munro.
What policy options are available to mitigate Los Angeles' notoriously congested roadways? RAND transportation expert Martin Wachs and a panel of regional stakeholders and policymakers will discuss realistic approaches to addressing the region's worsening congestion.
A presentation of a model for explaining and predicting the travel and residential behavior of the urban population. The model is tested using data on work travel obtained from transportation studies of Chicago and Detroit. For the most part, the t...
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Education Ph.D. student in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; B.A. in English and history, Rutgers University