16 Alerts From the VMT Tag


Officials Pitch Wishful Thinking as Fact in Washington State Plan to Reduce Driving: NMA E-Newsletter #626

By guest writer Mariya Frost, Director, Coles Center for Transportation Washington Policy Center Editor’s note: This post first appeared on the Washington Policy Center Blog. The state Department of Commerce is very clear about its views on driving: officials must reduce or altogether eliminate people’s need to drive. In their latest draft of the state energy […]

The Blame Game: NMA E-Newsletter #610

At best, it is a lazy assumption. At worst, there is an agenda at play, facts be damned. In late August, the engineering firm Sam Schwartz issued a release, “First Look at 2020 Traffic Fatality Rates Shows Sharp Spike,” that ascribes an uptick in the US traffic fatality rate over the first six months of […]

Induced Demand, Probing the Issue: NMA E-Newsletter #600

In last week’s Induced Demand, A Reality Check, #599, Maryland Member Sherman Johnson raised important concerns that, “even developers must admit that we cannot continue to widen our way out of traffic congestion indefinitely.  More highway capacity means more housing developments and more cars on the road (induced demand).” His response was in reaction to […]

What’s Next for Motorists’ Rights—Part 2: NMA E-Newsletter #598

The need to advocate for motorists’ rights has grown during the time of COVID. NMA members need to be more vigilant than ever in their home communities and states. This newsletter is a reflection of what we see trending nationally. Last week in Part 1, we looked into our crystal ball at speed limits, automated […]

Vision Zero’s War on Arterials Has Been a Failure. It’s Time to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Grid: NMA E-Newsletter #596

By Christopher M. DiPrima, California Member of the NMA The COVID-19 shelter at home orders have given us the opportunity to evaluate the effects of massive, rapid changes in the use of our transportation system. The results of this giant experiment are trickling in, and they are proving that years of speed-slowing measures on arterials […]

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