Mining Cell Phone Data to Create a Multimodal Transportation Plan for Lake Tahoe

Mining Cell Phone Data to Create a Multimodal Transportation Plan for Lake Tahoe

To create the Linking Tahoe: Multimodal Transportation Management Plan on behalf of the Tahoe Transportation District (TTD), Stantec analyzed cell phone data from an enormously large geographic area. We gained unprecedented insights into the magnitude of visitors and their travel patterns.  This article highlights a few of our findings and some lessons learned.  Cell phone data enabled us to develop an innovative transportation management plan using the newest information technology and sophisticated ArcGIS tools to visualize the results. by Cynthia J. Albright, AICP-CUD, GISP

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Examining Walk Travel Behavior and Land Use in Utah

Examining Walk Travel Behavior and Land Use in Utah

While interest in fostering walkable communities in Utah has grown in recent years, the longer-term trend is showing that people are walking less. This article describes an analysis of the factors that impact walking. The principle data source for this analysis was the 2012 Utah Household Travel Survey (UTHS). by Jonathan Larsen, PE, Andy Li, Ph.D., and Callie New

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Bicycle Tourism in Rural Oregon

Bicycle Tourism in Rural Oregon

Oregon has taken a holistic approach to building bicycle tourism, looking to provide a complete package. by Catherine Corliss, AICP, Matt Hastie, AICP, and Laura Krull

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Seeing Orange: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada Convenes Countywide Effort in Construction Project Coordination

Seeing Orange: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada Convenes Countywide Effort in Construction Project Coordination

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has entered into a data-sharing partnership with Waze to arm residents with information about current road conditions and construction projects to ease their commutes around the valley.

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Urbanized! A New Metropolitan Planning Organization in a Rural Region

Urbanized!  A New Metropolitan Planning Organization  in a Rural Region

How the City of Sierra Vista in Arizona had to establish a Metropolitan Planning Organization in order to continue to receive federal transportation dollars. by Daniel R. Coxworth

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Long range transportation plan shaped by public involvement

Long range transportation plan shaped by public involvement

The Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments updated its long-range transportation plan through Metro 2040, designed to guide the development of multimodal transportation systems throughout the study area for the next 25 years. by Adam Altenburg

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Salt Lake City by foot, bike and transit

Salt Lake City by foot, bike and transit

An impressive backbone of accessible transportation options in Salt Lake City, Utah provides easy mobility for residents and visitors.

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Going Green in Southern Nevada

Going Green in Southern Nevada

Southern Nevada provides efficient transit for tourists and residents who seek more environmentally friendly modes of transportation.

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Bolder than Boulder: Building consensus for mobility in small, rural communities

Bolder than Boulder: Building consensus for mobility in small, rural communities

Niwot, CO faced the challenge of how to fund improvement projects without the capital available to municipalities. Story by Victoria McKennan and Carlos Hernandez.

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Healthy by Design is becoming new mantra for Billings, MT

Healthy by Design is becoming new mantra for Billings, MT

Hillary Hanson and Juliet Spalding write about how a community partnership helps improve transportation services in Montana.

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