As Gas Tax Loses Power, Fees Closer to Reality

As Gas Tax Loses Power, Fees Closer to Reality

Innovative Programs at State Level Show Potential Ways Forward

Roughly half of U.S. states are currently or have been engaged in pilot programs to study Mileage-Based User Fees (MBUF), with varying approaches to how mileage is reported or collected, how much drivers are charged, and how to recoup costs from out-of-state motorists.

            Brightline Aims High After Years of Hopes

Brightline Aims High After Years of Hopes

High-Speed Rail Kicks Off Florida Service as a Model for California and Beyond

Brightline's Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas route aims to capture up to 11 million of the travelers who would otherwise have made trips between the Los Angeles metro area and southern Nevada by car or commercial airlines -- and serve as a model for future high-speed rail lines.

            Reimagining Bus Shelters As Local Art

Reimagining Bus Shelters As Local Art

Bus shelters in Portland, Maine are getting attention for more than just providing space protected from the elements where people can wait.

Study: Narrowing Travel Lanes Can Lower Number of Crashes

NARROWING TRAVEL LANES is associated with significantly lower numbers of non-intersection traffic crashes within speeds of 30 to 35 mph, according to a new study. read more

Micromobility Trips On The Rise

Shared micromobility trips are up by 40 percent since 2018 and have increased 35-fold from 2010, with 130 million total trips on shared bikes and e-scooters in 2022 across the U.S. and Canada. read more

‘Surmounting the Fiscal Cliff’ 

AS TRANSIT AGENCIES approach a post-pandemic fiscal cliff, a new report aims to explain the historical drivers of fiscal instability and potential new models of funding. read more

Biking Gains Amid Pandemic Hang On

BICYCLE ACTIVITY IN the U.S. was up substantially at the start of the pandemic in 2020 and 2021 with gains holding steady into 2022, according to a new report.  read more

Texas will bill EV drivers $200 a year

Results of a study will start charging electric vehicle (EV) drivers an additional fee of $200 each year—an amount comparable to what the state lost in federal and state gasoline tax dollars when an EV replaced a gas-fueled one, according to a 2020 report. read more