Sandy prompts second look at city transportation systems

Hurricane Sandy exposed decades of neglect of transit systems, and some transit advocates think the storm’s impact has the potential to dramatically reshape how and where people live and how they get to work.

A recent U.S. census report showed an increase in population in city centers across the country. The number of miles Americans drive peaked in 2007 and has since declined, reversing a decades-long increase. And the struggling economy or higher gasoline prices aren’t the only explanation; younger people are waiting longer to get drivers’ licenses and are buying fewer cars. [Read More]