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We tend not to think about the tremendous value of redundant systems until the moment we need them the most.

The steep decline in rural driving that appears in FHWA data in the mid-2000s is largely the result of an accounting issue – not any unusual change in rural driving patterns since the end of...

A new study published in BMJ Open by researchers at the University of California San Francisco finds huge variation in the cost of having a baby in California, findings similar to those of our July...

The Colby Fire has broken out in the midst of California's record drought, reminding us that we must act to stop global warming now before these droughts get worse.

Raising our kids in the city is one of the best choices my wife and I ever made. Perhaps, if those of us who care about and have built our families in cities were to...

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...

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