Mega-Regions and Transportation

This project considers whether the concept of 'mega-region' - a large region encompassing several metropolitan areas - is useful in understanding travel patterns and, in particular, whether new multi-jurisdictional institutions might be desirable to address problems presented by such new travel patterns. Data collection and analysis is underway. Preliminary analysis of data indicates that, in general, travel patterns do not change dramatically as metropolitan areas agglomerate into 'mega-regions'.