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Pedestrian, Cyclist Fatality Data By Lighting Conditions

Metro area and county statistics on numbers of pedestrian deaths in dark, daylight and other lighting conditions.

By Michael Maciag  |  January 7, 2019
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Infrastructure & Environment

More Americans Now Telecommute Than Take Public Transportation to Work

Driving remains the predominant form of commuting. But for the first time, the next most common is working from home.

By Michael Maciag  |  September 21, 2018
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Infrastructure & Environment

The Construction Projects Governments Are (and Aren't) Funding

Spending is up on airports but down or flat for schools, highways and prisons.

By Michael Maciag  |  July 10, 2018
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Infrastructure & Environment

Pedestrian Deaths Remain Near Historic High

A new report suggests that high fatalities may be the new normal and that cellphone and marijuana use could be two factors driving the death toll.

By Michael Maciag  |  February 28, 2018
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Infrastructure & Environment

America Still Loves Cars, But Some Cities Are Starting to Ditch Them

Less than 10 percent of U.S. households are car-free.

By Michael Maciag  |  December 5, 2017
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Transportation / Infrastructure

Telework Data for Metro Areas

Numbers of workers who work from home vary across regions. See data showing the prevalence of telecommuting by metro area.

By Michael Maciag  |  September 25, 2018
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Infrastructure & Environment

What Does Telecommuting's Rise Mean for Traffic and Transit?

If the trend continues, it carries numerous potential implications.

By Michael Maciag  |  October 30, 2017
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Infrastructure & Environment

Riding Transit Takes Almost Twice as Long as Driving

If transit systems want to attract more riders, they need to find ways to speed up the journey to work. See how the times compare in your metro area.

By Mike Maciag  |  February 17, 2017
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Public Safety & Justice

Teen Driving Laws' Unexpected Impact on Crime

New research shows certain graduated driver licensing laws result in fewer teens being arrested for nontraffic-related crimes.

By Mike Maciag  |  April 4, 2016
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Public Safety & Justice

States Seek More Secure Seat Belt Laws for School Buses

Only one state follows the new federal recommendations for seat belts in school buses. That could change soon, but money remains an issue.

By Michael Maciag  |  February 23, 2016
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Public Safety & Justice

Despite Lack of Seat Belts, School Bus Fatalities Are Rare

Only a few regions experienced multiple fatal crashes in the last decade.

By Michael Maciag  |  February 23, 2016
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