When a Big Bin Makes a Difference

The story of the overhead baggage bin is about more than a suitcase. It is also about revenue and seat selection: Overhead Baggage During May 2008, American Airlines was the first legacy carrier to impose the “checked-bag fee.” Because they…

Six Twists in Our Supply Chain

Ranging from ships to ports to truckers and warehouses, our supply chain twists are causing delayed deliveries everywhere.

Why We Need Ridesharing

To reduce emissions and wasted time, Uber and Lyft should encourage the ride sharing that will decrease traffic congestion.

Why Traffic Jams Could Spread Less

First in the nation for pre-Covid gridlock, Boston has a #1 award that no one wants. During 2019, Boston’s average rush hour driver lost 149 hours in congestion. In just five years, traffic congestion will have absorbed a month (730…

Where and Why We Fly (Less)

Looking closely, we see a lot more about where and why we fly for business and leisure travel that can explain the impact of Covid.

What We Can Learn From a Hot Tub

Affecting goods that range from stoves to couches, the causes of pandemic delivery delays can be shown by a disrupted hot tub supply chain.

How a Canal Moved a Bridge

Because of the Panama Canal expansion, a bridge that connects Bayonne, N.J. and Staten Island, N.Y. had to be raised.

A Lesson for Rail Transit From the Eastern Shuttle

Far behind other countries, high-speed rail transit in the U.S. just needs to copy what the Eastern Shuttle long ago did for air travel.

How Covid Changed Commuting Time

In its 2021 Urban Mobility Report, Texas A&M tells us how and where Covid vastly changed our commuting time and our traffic congestion.

Where and Why We Move

Where and why we move takes us to our migration patterns, to our transportation infrastructure, and to truck driver shortages.