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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?...

Jun 21, 2019 Blog Post

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...

Jun 18, 2019 Blog Post
Big Projects. Bigger Price Tags. Limited Benefits.

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...

Jun 17, 2019 Report

Could such an approach bring together environmentalists and fiscal conservatives, urbanists and rural residents who care about getting the street in their small town repaved...

Sep 11, 2018 Blog Post
Big Projects. Bigger Price Tags. Limited Benefits.

America’s infrastructure is in rough shape. Many of our roads, bridges and transit systems are aging and in need of repair. Yet, year after year,...

Jun 26, 2018 Report

Highway money may not be fungible, but political capital is – and every moment local officials spend trying to secure funding for new highways is...

Mar 27, 2017 Blog Post