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California High-Speed Rail: An Updated Due Diligence Report

Joseph Vranich, and Adrian Moore
April 11, 2013
The California high-speed rail project cannot be delivered at the cost promised to taxpayers, is based upon a business plan incapable of delivering on its legal requirements and is justified by pr

Dispelling the Myths: Toll and Fuel Tax Collection Costs in the 21st Century

Daryl S. Fleming and Robert Poole
November 1, 2012

One of the strongest arguments for motor fuel taxation is that it is a highly efficient means of raising highway revenue, while toll collection is highly inefficient (i.e. very costly).

The XpressWest High-Speed Rail Line from Victorville to Las Vegas: A Taxpayer Risk Analysis

Adrian Moore
August 16, 2012

This Taxpayer Risk Assessment examines the financial risks to taxpayers of the proposed XpressWest high-spreed rail project from Victorville to Las Vegas.

School Choice, Charter Schools, and Trends In Educational Privatization

Lisa Snell
April 2, 2012

This section of Reason Foundation's 

Inclusion, Not Infrastructure: Rethinking Universal-Service Policy in a Broadband Era

September 1, 2009

Government subsidies represent capital purposefully redirected into unprofitable enterprises.

The Tampa to Orlando High-Speed Rail Project: Florida Taxpayer Risk Assessment

January 1, 2011

Governor Rick Scott is evaluating whether to proceed with construction of the proposed Tampa to Orlando high-speed rail project.

The California High Speed Rail Proposal: A Due Diligence Report

Wendell Cox and Joseph Vranich
September 1, 2008

The purpose of this Due Diligence Report is to examine the proposal to build a California highspeed rail system (HSR) between the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento to Los Angeles and San Diego

The Gathering Pension Storm

George Passantino and Adam Summers
June 16, 2005

An ominous storm cloud is gathering across the horizon as American governments try to pay for the lucrative pension promises made to their employees.

Gaining Public Support for Freeway Congestion Pricing

Robert W. Poole, Jr.
April 1, 2012

With transportation coffers barely able to maintain highways, let alone adding new capacity to relieve congestion, many transportation economists and urban planners have concluded that the&nbs

Reducing Greenhouse Gases from Personal Mobility: Opportunities and Possibilities

November 29, 2011

Federal, state and local governments are considering or have implemented policies that seek to reduce human emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs).

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