Year after year, state and local governments propose billions of dollars’ worth of new and expanded highways that often do little to reduce congestion or address real transportation challenges, while diverting scarce funding from infrastructure repairs and key transportation priorities. The fifth edition of Highway Boondoggles finds nine new budget-eating highway projects, slated to cost a total of $25 billion, that will harm communities and the environment while likely failing to achieve meaningful transportation goals.

Waste from e-cigs is a new problem, but it is no different than many other disposable products that have come onto the market. And there is a powerful, proven solution: requiring those who purchase e-cig pods to put down a small deposit, which they can reclaim when they return the empty pod to a store or manufacturer. 

Jon Sundby

The evidence is clear. So why the disconnect between the climate change-fighting rhetoric of political leaders and their continued love for big highway widening projects?

Tony Dutzik

It seems straightforward that we shouldn’t build infrastructure that will make us miserable. But that’s just what many currently proposed highway projects will do, by creating more traffic and more pollution, and destroying places where we live, work, and play.

Gideon Weissman

Policy Analyst R.J. Cross spoke to the Christian Science Monitor about how America's deepening auto debt is connected to public policies that encourage car dependence.

From Denver to San Antonio, reporters around the country explored the city rankings of Shining Cities 2019.

Following the release of Debit Cards on Campus, Wells Fargo announced that it would eliminate some fees on its campus debit cards.

For the release of Ready to Charge, a San Diego Tribune reporter took a ride in an EV to discuss the obstacles to EV charging.

Forbes referenced findings from Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG's 2018 report on debt collection.

Analyst R.J. Cross spoke to Marketplace about the dangers of rising auto debt for consumers and the link to America's car-dependent transportation system.