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Hydrogen itself is not the solution to our problems. It’s how we make it, and how we use it, that count.

Beginning early this year, the Boston metropolitan area's transit authority will launch a pilot program offering late-night transit service on Friday and Saturday nights. It's a long-overdue step toward establishing a modern transportation system that...

As 2013 comes to a close, we look back on a productive and consequential year of research and policy work in the public interest. This year, we issued groundbreaking new reports and brought our findings...

Updating the power grid to handle more renewable energy is a manageable task that the U.S. is more than equipped to take on. We are adding more wind and solar power every year, and with...

Armed with greater knowledge about the notoriously opaque student loan market, citizens and consumers will now be able to make more educated and informed choices about their education, their financial planning, and their future.

As health insurance enrollment required by the Affordable Care Act begins in earnest, I’ve seen plenty of press coverage questioning if young people will buy insurance as the Obama administration hopes, or if “young invincibles”...

The RAND analysis reinforces the idea that a return to steady increases in per-capita driving is unlikely under pretty much any conceivable circumstance – and that continued, long-term stagnation in driving is a possibility meriting...

With the re-launch of the federal healthcare.gov website, millions of Americans are now able to sign up for health insurance required under the Affordable Care Act. The federal website and its state-run counterparts are making...

When I bring up Frontier Group’s research on America’s changing transportation patterns, one question people often ask is, “How have transportation patterns changed in my city?” Well, now there are data to answer just...

Today it is private investors that are taking it on the chin for their PPP mistakes. But there are just as many opportunities for the public to lose out in public-private partnerships.

The past decade has shown that with strong public policy support, renewable energy and energy efficiency can make a meaningful difference in reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and lowering carbon dioxide emissions without breaking...

Three years into a devastating drought made worse by wasteful water use, voters in Texas approved a constitutional amendment that will allow the state to allocate more funding for new water infrastructure projects. Texas will...

Younger Americans are indeed driving less than previous generations for reasons that can’t be fully explained by the economy. “All things equal,” the study found, “younger generations appear to (a) travel fewer miles and (b)...

Last week Los Angeles launched Control Panel L.A. , the Controller’s new website that brings an unprecedented level of transparency to Los Angeles’ spending. Let's go over what is available on Control Panel L.A. and...

A new Frontier Group report finds that permitted well sites exist within one mile of more than 400 day cares, schools and hospitals in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. These facilities should be a safe...

Far from being a symptom of failure of the MBTA or of public transportation in general, the recent downward trend in commuter rail ridership is a symbol of the Boston region’s success in developing a...

Boston faces a challenge that will soon be affecting many cities – the challenge of accommodating the rapid influx of new residents and jobs to city neighborhoods. The current transportation debate in Boston is instructive,...

The IPCC’s report, as expected, confirms that a) the planet is warming, b) humans are causing it, and c) it’s going to be a big problem for all of us. But as public discussion of...

The report tracks the rapid spread of new tools such as carsharing, bikesharing and real-time transit apps, and argues that those tools – both individually and collectively – have the potential to allow many Americans...

Universities and colleges are natural laboratories for innovation and they face many of the same transportation challenges – limited financial resources, traffic congestion and environmental concerns – as cities and states nationwide. Rather than fall...

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