Transportation Choices Coalition is Washington's only non-profit bringing you MORE CHOICES – buses, trains, sidewalks, and bike lanes. Sign up and get involved!
Is the policy wonk in you urging to break free? Go ahead. We have compiled a list of transportation policy resources including the latest research on transportation issues with a focus on transit, transportation and climate change and livable communities.
See something missing? Let us know and we’ll add it.
- Aging in Place, Stuck without Options - By 2015, more than 15.5 million Americans 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent. That number is expected to continue to grow rapidly as the baby boom generation “ages in place” in suburbs and exurbs with few mobility options for those who do not drive. Aging in Place, Stuck without Options ranks metro areas by the percentage of seniors with poor access to public transportation, now and in the coming years, and presents other data on aging and transportation.
Transportation Funding: Show me the money
Transportation and Equity
- Maintaining Diversity in America’s Transit-Rich Neighborhoods: Tools for Equitable Transit-Rich Neighborhoods
- Preserving Affordable Housing Near Transit: Case Studies from Atlanta, Denver, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
Transportation and Land Use: It’s All About Where You Live
- Driven Apart: How sprawl is lengthening our commutes and why misleading mobility measures are making things worse
Transportation and Health: Your Ride Impacts You
- Evaluation Public Transportation Health Benefits
- Backgrounder: The Hidden Health Costs of Transportation - This American Public Health Association report, “outlines how the connection between health and the built environment impacts the pocketbook; it also provides a summary of the process of planning, funding and building transportation systems, and discusses key opportunities for public health professionals to get involved in the process.”
Transportation and the Economy: Jobs, Cost Savings and More
- Stranded at the Station
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure: A National Study of Employment Impacts - Bike lanes and sidewalks don’t just make streets safer and more convenient – they’re a good investment of transportation funds, too. A new report from the Policy Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that public investments in pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure – including sidewalks, bike lanes, and trails – create more jobs per dollar spent. Read the study here
- Repair Priorities: Transportation spending strategies to save taxpayer dollars and improve roads
- New report from Brookings Institution advocates for road repair and maintenance
- Job Impacts of Spending on Public Transportation: An Update
- Public Transportation Gets Our Economy Moving
- Riding Public Transit Saves Individuals $9,190 Annually