Category Archives: Transportation

Metro is a good investment

Virginia’s economic and global competitiveness depend upon having a world-class transportation infrastructure in place. Continue reading

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Are Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express Really Worth $600 Million a Year to Virginia?

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) issued a press release on September 5 of this year claiming that “Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) boost state revenues by $ 600 million (here).  This “revenue boost” shows that Virginia’s investment in … Continue reading

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What Future for Electric Cars?

For many years, I’ve been skeptical of a vehicle future dominated by all-electric vehicles. Not that zero-emission cars wouldn’t be great (assuming a low- or zero-emission electricity supply). It’s just that most of the media and consulting firm hype seemed … Continue reading

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Express Toll Lanes Expanding Rapidly

Despite populist opposition in Charlotte, NC and parts of Texas, 2017 has been a banner year for express toll lanes (ETLs). At least eight new facilities opened to traffic this year, another dozen are under construction (or about to be), … Continue reading

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Revenue-Risk or Availability Payment for Highway P3 Concessions?

It’s pretty clear that since 2009, there has been a trend toward greater use of the availability-payment model for long-term P3 concessions in the highway sector. Nine such projects have been financed since 2009, including the Port of Miami Tunnel, … Continue reading

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