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Many plans for building new highways are absurd. But do we miss something important by limiting our conversation about “highway boondoggles” to new highway capacity?...

Jun 30, 2020 Blog Post

Since the end of the Great Recession, auto debt has reached historic levels. How'd we get here, and what can we do? Analyst R.J. Cross...

May 7, 2020 Blog Post

As the pandemic continues, and especially as it winds down, it will be critical for policy-makers to keep their eyes open to changes happening on...

Apr 20, 2020 Blog Post

The emergency caused by COVID-19 should not lead us to rush to complete the build-out of highway projects that were bad ideas in the first...

Apr 15, 2020 Blog Post

Our transportation system produces more greenhouse gases than ever before. Our highways our clogged. We depend on polluting vehicles as much as ever. Sometimes you...

Mar 9, 2020 Blog Post

Like incandescent light bulbs and the coal-fired power plants, the internal combustion engines that power our cars and trucks are woefully inefficient - and major...

Mar 4, 2020 Blog Post

One way for cities to meet their climate goals is to electrify their fleets. But do cops want to drive electric cars?

Feb 26, 2020 Blog Post
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Three Strategies to Transform Transportation in America

In the U.S., transportation is climate enemy number one. America’s transportation system produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector of our economy and,...

Feb 25, 2020 Report
Boston commuter rail log

In our transition toward a carbon free society we need to make public transit as appealing as possible. But a week long log of riding...

Feb 14, 2020 Blog Post
Graphic of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project

An example from our last Highway Bondoggles report shows why the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, is so important for understanding the environmental and...

Feb 13, 2020 Blog Post

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