Category Archives: Transportation

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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Why We Can’t Live Without Autonomous Vehicles

What if an airliner, loaded with 400 passengers, fell from the sky, killing everyone aboard? What if it happened every year? Every week? Every day? What if it happened every three hours? You’d probably think twice before booking airfare for … Continue reading

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What is Behind the Great Transit Crackup?

This year has seen a plethora of major troubles in legacy transit cities—Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, DC in particular (but there are also serious deferred maintenance problems in Chicago and Miami). In addition, there were major disruptions within the … Continue reading

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New Survey Research on Autonomous Vehicles

I continue to be concerned about visions of an autonomous vehicle future based not only on the impressive capabilities of fully (level 4) self-driving cars but also of fleets of robotaxis replacing personal vehicles. These would, indeed, be major changes. … Continue reading

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Let’s Prepare for the Next Uber Revolution

Uber and Lyft, known mainly for providing taxi-like services, may find sprawling Sun-Belt cities to be the most hospitable markets for their new car-pooling services. That’s one of the conclusions arising from a new Morgan Stanley report on the proliferation … Continue reading

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