Thanks for registering for yesterday's webinar on USDOT's congestion rule.
USDOT’s draft rule that will govern how states and metro areas will have to measure and address congestion would define “success” in incredibly outdated ways. In a webinar on Wednesday, we discussed better ways to measure congestion and a detailed proposal we’re sending to USDOT, which we developed in collaboration with a handful of MPOs, transit agencies, state DOTs, and advocates throughout the country.
Deciding how to evaluate which projects are “successful” will influence which transportation projects are selected and built for years to come. And the problem with using old measures for assessing traffic congestion is that it leads directly to old “solutions,” like prioritizing fast driving speeds above all other modes of transportation and their associated benefits. But success is about a lot more than moving cars fast.