Vanpools are the most cost effective and energy efficient of the major forms of public transit.
Ferries turn out to be pretty good performers. They carry a large number of passengers per trip and charge high enough fares to cover a good share of their costs. Farebox recovery rates for ferry services are higher than almost all bus-based transit systems
Increased costs per trip are a concern when the region has made a major commitment to transit as part of its land uses policies. Adding new transit riders is expensive and getting more so.
An assumption has been that to increase bicycle commuting and biking in general requires a more complete network of dedicated lanes and tracks so that rider feel safe. So, are we gaining riders as the network expands?
Since passage of the Growth Management Act in 1990 the state and region have been in the forefront of what came to be know as the Smart Growth movement. If we have been leaders, do we have any followers?