America has a 70-year tradition of 20 and 30-year plans.  That’s fine for project programming, but bad for corridor preservation.  What worked well enough for the last “horizon year” suddenly stops working in the next one. But by the time you realize “we could really use more through-streets, more multimodal…

This is a hot-potato topic, but I’ll be brave. In the rush to convert one-ways to two-ways, I worry we’re trending the wrong-way. “One-ways bad, two-ways good” is almost a tribal chant now, and it’s getting a little loud. The rush to convert is an understandable reaction to engineering failure,…

What comes to mind when you hear news of a pending transportation project that will run into the hundreds of millions or even billions? Invariably it is a freeway or urban rail project. It’s a celebrity culture, and freeways are the celebrities of our auto-worshiping culture.  If freeways have issues, everyone…

There are seven strategies for dealing with traffic congestion. And ironically, they’re different than the more famous 7-D’s of VMT reduction! The most common “Direct” approach, or “Build your way out” approach, usually equates to increasing capacity directly on the facility in question. However there are other “D-strategies” to evaluate before…

Dr. Reid Ewing, of the University of Utah’s Metropolitan Research Center, is among the nation’s leading researchers on the ability of the “7-D’s” to reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT). Dr. Ewing is an occasional consultant for Metro Analytics, and can advise communities on actions they can take to reduce VMT…

Why do we prefer trains over buses? Maybe there is magic in steel wheels, but there are also practical reasons. Say you see a random bus. Is it an option for you? Not if you don’t know where it came from, where it is going, or how often it comes by. …

Below are some links to reports created by Metro Analytics, or where Metro contributed heavily. UTA Layton-Clearfield Transit Circulation Study Logan One-Way Couplet Study, 2013 Utah Multi-Agency Transportation Performance Measures, 2014 Metro Analytic’s Frequent Partners Transpro, CATS Final Survey & Scorecard Report Transpro, NCDOT Success Plan 2016