Surface Transportation News: Reducing car travel, Maryland express lanes, and more

In Politics by Michael Rae

In this issue:

Is reducing car travel a wise policy for GHG reduction?

Express toll lanes back on Maryland’s agenda

Miami toll road provider taken over by state

A new metric for comparing transit project cost-effectiveness

What electric vehicle chargers will cost America

Amtrak’s costly climate alternative

News notes

Quotable quotes

Is Reducing Car Travel a Wise Policy for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals?

California is one of a handful of states that have set targets for reducing the amount of driving, as measured by vehicle miles of travel (VMT). An Aug. 18 Streetsblog article headline put it this way, “Caltrans Carbon Reduction Strategy: We Must Drive Less.”

According to the California Transportation