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Here we are, in the midst of the worst recession since the Great One, at a time of high gas prices, when people are desperately...

Aug 1, 2011 Blog Post

Yes, the private sector can bring capital and expertise to high-speed rail projects. But every high-speed rail public-private partnership in the world has required hefty...

Jul 25, 2011 Blog Post
Assessing the Prospects, Promise and Pitfalls of Public-Private Partnerships

Private sector companies are likely to play a major role in the construction of high-speed rail lines in the United States. Yet, the experience with...

Jul 16, 2011 Report

Evidence is rolling in from all quarters that Americans do not want more sprawl-style housing and will not demand it any time in the foreseeable...

May 9, 2011 Blog Post

Predicting the future by drawing a straight line extrapolating past results isn’t good enough when billions of transportation dollars - and our nation's energy future...

Apr 28, 2011 Blog Post

Rejecting passenger rail on ideological grounds is like rejecting the fork or the screwdriver as “too liberal.” Passenger rail is a tool – one that...

Mar 2, 2011 Blog Post

Let’s consider several news articles from this past week. First, from the Central Florida News’s article “Governor Rick Scott Remains Opposed to High Speed Rail”,...

Feb 23, 2011 Blog Post

On a per-commuter basis, congestion levels are lower than they were five years ago, or even a decade ago.

Jan 21, 2011 Blog Post
Setting the Record Straight on Transportation Funding

Highway advocates often claim that roads "pay for themselves" through gas taxes and other so-called "user fees." Do Roads Pay for Themselves? debunks this and...

Jan 16, 2011 Report
High-Speed Rail Around the World and its Promise for America

As America moves toward construction of new high-speed rail networks in regions throughout the country, we have much to learn from experiences abroad. A Track...

Nov 16, 2010 Report

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