What we are saying about the transportation effects of COVID-19.
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic. Many cities and states had already announced closures and altered operating regulations, but the pace of change accelerated after the WHO announcement. It is an unsettling time for all of us, and the impacts of this pandemic will likely be with us for quite some time. Read below what authors of the UMR are saying about the transportation effects and possible implications of this unique time in human history.
June 2, 2020
- New York Times
May 5, 2020
- KHOU 11 (Houston, Texas)
April 9, 2020
- The Washington Post (original source)
April 4, 2020
- The Dallas Morning News (original source)
March 27, 2020
December 9, 2019 Update: While working on a similar project, researchers discovered an error in the analysis of congestion costs contained in the 2019 Urban Mobility Report. Values in the report and urban area data tables have been corrected throughout this site. These figures should be used in place of all earlier estimates.
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2019 Urban Mobility Report
Congestion growth continues. The 2019 Urban Mobility Report provides a comprehensive analysis of traffic conditions in 494 urban areas across the United States. The report points to the need to consider a full range of mobility improvement strategies. TTI’s 2019 edition uses crowdsourced data from INRIX on urban streets and highways, along with highway inventory data from the Federal Highway Administration. The report was sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation.