Category Archives: Transportation

Future of the Interstates Study Under Way

The Transportation Research Board last week formally kicked off a several-year study of the future of America’s Interstate highway system. In the FAST Act, Congress authorized $5 million for the study to figure out how this vital infrastructure should be … Continue reading

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Toll Road Reorganization Unleashes Critics of Tolling and Concessions

Back in March the portion of the Texas SH 130 toll road that was developed as a public-private partnership (P3) concession filed for bankruptcy, since toll revenue had not recovered enough post-recession to cover its debt service. And last month, … Continue reading

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More on the Driverless Cars

In my first column titled “Why We Can’t Live Without Autonomous Vehicles” I shared a number of reasons why semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles are being developed and why they will ultimately save us from ourselves. ┬áIn this column I’ll explain … Continue reading

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Will Autonomous Vehicles Transform Our Urban Areas?

By now you have probably seen many stories with headlines like these: “Autonomous Taxis: Why You May Never Own a Self-Driving Car”; “Self-Driving Cars Will Transform the Human Environment”; and, “Shared Mobility Solutions Improve Social Inclusion.” The last of these … Continue reading

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Managed Lanes Maturing, Adding New Locations

In my June column in Public Works Financing, I wrote about two ongoing developments in the evolution of priced managed lanes. First, a growing number of projects now require at least three people in the vehicle to qualify for free … Continue reading

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