2012 roundup of recent research on issues related to the major commuting modes in the United States, including cars, public transit, bicycles, and walking.
2012 paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research uses data on highway spending measures to chart the large-scale economic effects of public infrastructure investments.
2011 study from the University of Toronto and London School of Economics on the relationship between infrastructure and automotive traffic levels.
2011 international study on the connection between progressive taxation its relationship to the happiness of citizens.
2011 report by the Brookings Institute’s Metropolitan Policy Program on the transit options of U.S. households without private vehicles.
2011 study by Brookings Institution on how well public transportation networks line up with work commute needs
2011 report by the EPA on how location factors into household energy use totals.
2008 study by the Transportation Research Record on correlation between fuel prices and public transportation usage
2011 Stanford and UC Berkeley study on transportation trends and how they may impact predictions about future carbon emissions levels.
2010 study from the Transit Cooperative Research Program on recent streetcar systems and their development and land-use impacts.
2010 report by the American Public Health Association examining the external costs that automotive-transportation systems impose.
2008 policy brief by the Rappaport Institute and Taubman Center that seeks to quantify carbon dioxide emissions across different metropolitan and suburban areas in the United States.
2008 Brown University paper examining the extent to which highways could explain rates of suburbanization within the U.S.
2006 Brookings Institution paper exploring exploring the potential for bias of metropolitan planning organizations.
2007 meta-analysis by Amsterdam University of U.S. and international studies on transit stations’ effect on property values.
2009 University of Texas metastudy on the cost, operational characteristics, and land-use impacts of different mass-transit technologies.
2009 review by the World Bank of methods available for addressing transportation-sector emissions and congestion.