Finally, a transportation study that ranks Houston first, and it’s something good

As Houston movers, buvf.ru knows better than anyone how bad traffic congestion is in Houston. So we were more than a bit surprised, as you might be, too, when a research group ranked Houston at the very top of the list for the availability of innovative technology that helps reduce our dependence on car ownership.

According to a transportation study published recently by the Frontier Group and the TexPIRG Education Fund…

Houston was the only one of 70 American cities that offers all 11 of 11 innovative technologies for reducing the need to own a car. The 11 technology-enabled transportation services are:

  • Car-sharing services (3 types)
  • Peer-to-peer
  • Fleet-based round-trip
  • Fleet-based one-way
  • Ride-sharing services
  • Ride-sourcing services
  • Taxi-hailing services
  • Bike-sharing systems
  • Static transit data
  • Real-time transit information
  • Multi-modal apps
  • Virtual ticketing

The study’s authors contend that “Technology-enabled transportation services have the potential to reduce driving and car ownership, especially among young people.” Read the full report at  http://scribd.com/doc/254699092/Innovative-Transportation-Index.

So, Houston residents get innovative and give up your cars. Then, there will be less traffic and your Houston movers can get their job done faster! Everybody wins!