On Transportation Year in Review

Patrick Sullivan | December 8, 2014

With 2014 coming to a close, I thought it would be appropriate to take a look back at the On Transportation Blog to revisit some of the issues this blog has explored over the past year.

  • We took a look at the impact of TMAs and TDM programs. You’ll be hearing a lot more about this in 2015…
  • We dove head first into the “Google Bus” debate. Often lost in this discussion is that fact that there are countless commuter shuttles operating all over the country that offer a vital transit connection to a wide variety of jobs. Commuter shuttles don’t just serve the tech elite.
  • The data is undeniable: young commuters are driving less. So if millennials are driving less, then how are they getting around? Bikes and ride sharing have become the new best ways to get around our cities.
  • Want to make using transit easier and thus more appealing? Make it easier for transit users to pay their fare. But of course, first we have to figure out how to pay for our aging transit infrastructure.
  • We got a few history lessons, and explored local transportation relics.

I also want to use this opportunity to thank everyone who has taken time over the past year to read this blog. As someone who has read thousands of blog posts but had never written his own until this year, I have a tremendous new respect for anyone who tries to turn out new and thought provoking content on a regular basis. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading a much as I’ve enjoyed researching and writing.