Category Archives: Transportation

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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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.  In 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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