Author Archives: Baruch Feigenbaum

About Baruch Feigenbaum

Baruch Feigenbaum is Assistant Director of Transportation Policy at Reason Foundation. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board Bus Transit Systems and Intelligent Transportation Systems Committees, Vice President of Membership for the Transportation and Research Forum Washington Chapter, and a member of the American Planning Association, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and Young Professionals in Transportation.

Answering Populist Critiques of Tolling and P3s

(Editor’s Note: As Virginia increasingly turns to toll lanes to improve major transportation arteries, pushback has come from both the political right and left. Virginia is not alone in this, and here Mr. Feigenbaum reviews those critiques … and answers … Continue reading

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Price Caps Are Hurting Managed Lane Performance

Priced managed lanes provide drivers with an option to bypass congestion for a small fee. The key to ensuring uncongested travel is raising or lowering the variable toll to ensure the managed lane operates at a level of service D … Continue reading

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Innovation and Customer Service in P3 Toll Projects

(Editor’s Note: With public-private partnerships and tolling all under consideration for improving I-81, extending I-495 to Maryland, and extending I-95 south to Fredericksburg, Mr. Feigenbaum’s commentary is especially timely) Using a public-private partnership (P3) to design, build, finance, operate, and … Continue reading

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Virginia’s Flawed Plan for I-81 Modernization

Late to the party to rebuild and modernize its Interstates, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has developed a toll-based plan to improve I-81, a major north-south truck route. Understandably, the state wants to lay out a vision that can … Continue reading

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E-ZPass Still Not Inter-operable, Two Years After Deadline

Since the advent of electronic toll collection, toll agencies have been pushing for nationwide inter-operability. Inter-operability allows a toll road user with an account in one state to use that tolling technology on toll roads in a different state. In … Continue reading

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