How Via benefits from new regulations that hurt Uber and Lyft
Crain's New York Business – The ride-hail market’s smallest player has emerged as the biggest winner
under the city’s new regulations
Treating the Whole Person
Rail~Volution – How do healthcare providers approach the social determinants of health, including transportation? On the podcast, Brian Ebersole and Eileen Evert share the approach to “treating the whole person” that led Geisinger Health System to launch a pilot program with regional partners to address the transportation barriers of a specific group of patients. For regular listeners of the Rail~Volution podcast, this episode offers a view of the motivation of an anchor institution to be part of a transportation initiative – how it works on the ground, and how views of transportation change as a result.
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Transit Raises Property Values, Lowers Poverty
Streetsblog USA – Neighborhoods with transit access enjoy higher property values and lower poverty rates, according to a new study by researchers at Cleveland State University.
Neighborhoods that gained access to transit saw property values rise by 3.5 percent and poverty rates fall by almost 13 percent after 10 years. Those neighborhoods saw overall employment climb 3.5 percent.
CSU Study: Public transit access leads to higher employment, lower poverty
The Greater Cleveland RTA provides an annual economic impact of $322 million in Cuyahoga County alone and access to public transit can lead to increased property values, greater employment and decreased poverty, according to a new study released Tuesday from Cleveland State University’s Center for Economic Development.
Public transit infrastructure needs at least $232 billion, APTA says
With Congress looking to move an infrastructure bill forward this spring, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released new research identifying at least $232 billion in critical public transportation investments. The findings were unveiled as part of a report that was released for the first time at APTA’s annual legislative conference, shedding light on significant industry needs.
4 Communities Leading the Way for Walking, Public Transit
SALUD AMERICA! – Transit-rich, walkable communities strengthen the local economy, create opportunities for Latino and other vulnerable residents, and enhance community resilience. That’s why America Walks, a nonprofit organization, released four case studies sharing collaborative efforts to improve safety, walkability, and access to transit in four communities across the country. This is another effort in their Transit-Walkability Collaborative, which was established in 2017 by America Walks and eight other organizations.
Infrastructure Solutions: Transit Transformation
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS – Beset by long-term problems related to underinvestment and inadequate maintenance, the U.S. transit sector confronts challenges pertaining to funding, demographic changes, and an increasing array of new transportation services competing for customers. Despite these obstacles, the transit industry continues to evolve while seeking to provide the most practical, cost-effective solutions at the local level.
Congress considering a smarter way to measure transportation investments
T4AMERICA – Having thousands of jobs within a region doesn’t do much good if residents can’t use their local or regional transportation network to reach those jobs. A bill being reintroduced in Congress this week will provide transportation agencies with robust data to support smarter transportation planning that can better connect residents to jobs and services by all modes of travel.
Tony Seba: Clean Disruption - Energy & Transportation
Stanford University futurist Tony Seba spent the last decades studying technological disruptions. He argues that the Electric Vehicle, battery storage, and solar power, along with autonomous vehicles, are a perfect example of a 10x exponential process which will wipe fossil fuels off the market in about a decade.
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Report: Transportation system improvements help riders' mental health
WPI Economics Report – Improvements in transportation infrastructure can improve millions of people's mental health.
The study examined areas for improvements to road, rail, transit and airport infrastructure and services in England.
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