COVID-19 Gave Us an Historic Traffic Hiatus, But the Pause Didn’t Last Long America’s worst public health crisis in a century flattened roadway congestion to levels not seen in 40 years, but the respite was short-lived, according to the 2021 Urban Mobility Report (UMR) from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). In the pandemic shutdown […]
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Texas A&M Transportation Institute Research Fellow Tim Lomax will be testifying before the Highways and Transit Subcommittee of the US House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee at 10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 AM Central) on September 11. The subject of the hearing is congestion and potential solutions, and Lomax will be discussing the newly released Urban Mobility […]
See related story. https://mobility.tamu.edu/umr/ Source: 2019 Urban Mobility Report, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
To take the nation’s economic temperature, analysts follow a mix of indicators, like inflation, gross domestic product and consumer confidence. They can now add freeway congestion to the list because if more Americans are working, more of us are also tied up in traffic. That picture is painted clearly in the 2019 Urban Mobility Report, […]
If more Americans are working, a new report confirms, more of us are also tied up in traffic. The picture is painted clearly in the 2019 Urban Mobility Report, published by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). Along with illustrating the problem, researchers also stress the same straightforward solutions they’ve long advocated: more of everything […]
Houston is hot, but also cool. According to Forbes magazine, the nation’s fifth largest metro area is the “coolest” city to live in the United States. With nearly 175,000 new jobs added between 2007 and 2012, it’s easy to see why leaders from other urban areas might want to see for themselves just what is […]
As traffic congestion continues to worsen, trip times become more unpredictable. Researchers now have a way to measure that degree of unreliability.
As traffic congestion continues to worsen, the time required for a given trip becomes more unpredictable, and researchers now have a way to measure that degree of unreliability, introduced for the first time as part of the annual Urban Mobility Report (UMR), published by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). The Planning Time Index (PTI), […]
A technological revolution is underway that has transportation leaders, government officials and even attorneys abuzz with questions and hope about what it could mean in solving a growing and costly concern — congestion.
Even though it’s not cited along with monthly job statistics, traffic congestion is a sign of economic prosperity — and it’s also a vivid reminder of how it is possible to have too much of a good thing.
Fuel prices that began rising at the end of 2007 helped ease the nation’s congestion slightly, according to the Texas Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) Urban Mobility Report, released on July 8. The popular report found that, as a result, time wasted for the average commuter was cut by about one hour. Even so, most rush-hour travelers […]