Category Archives: Transportation

Rights and Wrongs of Interstate Tolling

Rights and Wrongs of Interstate Tolling The prospect of a $1 trillion federal infrastructure program has led to numerous hands out for pieces of the action. Some officials are presenting the mismanagement of their highway systems (“years of under-investment” in … Continue reading

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Progress on Trucks and Tolling?

Politico reported last week (Feb. 8th) on an interview with Chris Spear, the relatively new CEO of the American Trucking Associations. Spear told Politico that ATA sees room to compromise on toll finance—for newly constructed roads or bridges. But he … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Wish Lists vs. Sound Investments

The months since Election Day have brought forth a proliferation of lists of “needed” infrastructure projects. First came the Treasury’s list of 40 mega-projects that I critiqued last month. This was followed in short order by a list of 50 … Continue reading

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Removing Federal Barriers to P3 Infrastructure Investment

The Trump campaign proposed a $1 trillion program to foster private investment in aging public-sector infrastructure. According to a proposal by Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro, eligible projects would be large-scale infrastructure that has, or could have, robust user-fee revenue … Continue reading

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A Careful Look at the Trump Infrastructure Proposal

Since the November 8th election, a flurry of media attention has been devoted to the “Trump infrastructure plan.” As I pointed out in my column in the November Public Works Financing, three separate proposals have been made by people involved … Continue reading

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