Category Archives: Transportation

New Report Calls for Top-Down Mileage Fee Program

My Reason colleagues and I have long argued that per-gallon fuel taxes should be replaced by mileage-based user fees (MBUFs). I served on the Transportation Research Board committee that alerted the transportation community to the looming decline of fuel tax … Continue reading

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How Toll-Financed Interstate Reconstruction Could Address Two Major Problems

The two largest problems facing America’s highway system are (1) the need to reconstruct and modernize the aging Interstate highway system and (2) the need to start replacing per-gallon fuel taxes with per-mile charges.  In the January issue of Surface Transportation Newsletter, I … Continue reading

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How to Fund I-81 Improvements: Six Principles to Consider

Just prior to yesterday’s Veto Session, Governor Ralph Northam was pitching another plan to raise money for improvements to the Interstate 81 corridor: (1) Increase the statewide diesel tax to pay for transportation projects across the state, and (2) impose … Continue reading

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Answering Populist Critiques of Tolling and P3s

(Editor’s Note: As Virginia increasingly turns to toll lanes to improve major transportation arteries, pushback has come from both the political right and left. Virginia is not alone in this, and here Mr. Feigenbaum reviews those critiques … and answers … Continue reading

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Express Toll Lane Networks Proliferate

Networks of variably priced express toll lanes (ETLs) are being developed in more than a dozen large metro areas, and their impact is starting to be reflected in the congestion figures for those regions. Before reviewing what is going on, … Continue reading

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