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The Pandemic Put an End to Rush Hour. What Happens Now?

By June 9, 2021 June 17th, 2021 No Comments

Excerpt from story by Aarian Marshall, Wired, published June 9, 2021.

Despite increased telecommuting, rush hour is bouncing back, according to this story from Wired magazine. Analyzing StreetLight’s report, Measuring a Year of Pandemic Travel, writer Aarian Marshall interviews DOT and other agency officials about how we should be responding to traffic’s return. 

“Maybe instead of spending hundreds of millions of dollars adding lanes, we could be spending money buying computers for employers,”

— Duane Hill from MnDOT. 

Drawing on StreetLight’s research, the story goes on to explore the implications for the economy, public transit, and suburban communities. 

Read the full story on Wired here