In a recent Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study, 15 US metropolitan regions were highlighted as innovative leaders in transportation. The study reviewed the transportation policies of metropolitan regions within the nation and based their conclusions on variables such as public transit availability, use, and cost; household automobile ownership and use; and innovative, sustainable transportation programs.
The 15 Metropolitan Regions highlighted as transportation leaders were:
- Seven large regions (greater than1 million people): Boston; Chicago; Philadelphia; Portland, Oregon; New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.
- Four medium regions (250,000-1 million people): Boulder-Longmont, Colorado; Honolulu, Hawaii; Jersey City, New Jersey; and New Haven, Connecticut.
- Four small regions (less than 250,000 people): Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; Bremerton, Washington; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Yolo, California.
For more information, please view the NRDC press release, “New Study Identifies Top 15 Metro Regions Leading in Transportation Innovation.”
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