Author: Robert Dunphy

Robert T. Dunphy, a transportation consultant and teacher in the Georgetown University professional real estate program, is an emeritus fellow of ULI and the Transportation Research Board. He conducted the research for the report Stimulus Spending on Infrastructure in Florida: An Examination of More Than $1 Billion in Transportation Expenditures and the Lessons Learned.

Articles by Robert Dunphy

  • In Print: The End of Traffic and the Future of Transport
    Published on March 21, 2016 in Infrastructure
    One of the constants in transportation is traffic. It always increases—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly—challenging engineers to find ways to regularly expand roads. The authors of this book bring a contrary, and possibly threatening, alternative to conventional practice.
  • In Print: Parking Management for Smart Growth
    Published on September 14, 2015 in Infrastructure
    A quick reading of this book leaves even the casual reader with an overwhelming sense of the compelling logic for more rational parking policies to support better development. It is surprising, therefore, that communities with significant implementation of such policies can be counted on one hand—San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and possibly Washington, D.C.
  • SFpark: Solving Parking and Traffic Problems with Pricing
    Published on September 01, 2015 in Infrastructure
    The primary goal of SFpark—a major initiative for the city of San Francisco—is to make it easy to find a parking space. The rationale behind the initiative is a belief that drivers unable to find a space on the street will cruise around or double-park, adding to congestion.
  • Toll Roads: A Problem or a Solution?
    Published on May 28, 2015 in Infrastructure
    A consensus exists among public officials that significant investment is needed to improve U.S. highway and transit systems. Are toll roads a viable source of funding?
  • Bus or Rail?
    Published on February 06, 2013 in Infrastructure
    Transit measures fared well with voters in November. But debate continues over the best choice — rail or enhanced bus service?
  • Shovel Ready in Florida
    Published on October 25, 2012 in Infrastructure
    When money becomes available, will the right plans be in place?