Recently, I gave a presentation to the Riverside County Transportation Commission at their annual Board retreat in Palm Springs, CA, on 29 January 2016. This presentation examines socio-demographic, economic, and technology trends as they pertain to the future of transportation services. Four primary transportation impacts are discussed: 1) redefining the peak period, 2) increase in connected
The point of priced express lanes can be easily summarized: to work, they need people to explicitly not want to use them. By design, they are not for everyone at all times of day — that’s what general purpose lanes are for. Instead, they are for individuals who are willing to trade one kind of pain for another.
Since their conception 25 years ago, opposition to Priced Express Lanes is present in every project, every corridor, and every region within which they have been proposed. In many situations, issues driving opposition have been overcome by adapting policies and design to mitigate concerns. For example, a low-income assistance program was developed on the Los Angeles I-10
By nature, I am a political scientist. Whereas some people daydream about lounging on the beach, or fishing in Alaska, or the Broncos winning the Super Bowl again, I daydream about political strategy and impacts. The inertia of politics is substantial, and creates many barriers to improving… well… anything. In politics, communication is key. As
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