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Who's Going to Pay for New Highways?

January 27, 2015

Most of the interstate highway system is old and wearing out. In addition, increasing numbers of drivers are being forced onto already congested roads and streets. Much of the U.S.

EPA Reform: 6 Crucial Areas Congress Should Investigate

Jon Basil Utley
January 17, 2015

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Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Renewable Portfolio Standards: A Guide for Policymakers

Tom Tanton
January 8, 2015

More than half the states have renewable portfolio standards in place requiring certain and growing percentages of electricity to come from specified sources.

Reducing Congestion in Denver

January 8, 2015

Denver’s productivity is threatened by a traffic congestion that is increasingly clogging the arteries of metro Denver and threatens to limit its economic progress and air quality over the long ter

Interstate 2.0: Modernizing the Interstate Highway System via Toll Finance

September 12, 2013

This policy study, authored by Reason Foundation Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow Robert Poole in September 2013, examines the current state of national highway funding, and suggests more

Toll Concession PPPs: Frequently Asked Questions

December 8, 2014

This is a primer on public-private partnerships that are becoming more common in the construction and operation of public infrastructure projects, especially toll roads. It answers frequently

Fulfilling the Promise of the Endangered Species Act: The Case for an Endangered Species Reserve Program

Brian Seasholes
September 30, 2014

This study proposes a new approach to protecting species threatened with extinction, called the Endangered Species Reserve Program.

21st Annual Report on the Performance of State Highway Systems (1984-2012)

David T. Hartgen, M. Gregory Fields, Baruch Feigenbaum
September 23, 2014

The Reason Foundation’s 21st Annual Highway Report uses 11 different categories to assess the performance of the 50 state-owned highway systems from 1984 to 2012.

California's Bullet Train: No Plan, Not Enough Money? No Problem

Baruch Feigenbaum
August 25, 2014

Despite the fact that expected ridership is well below what will be needed to operate the system, the California High-Speed Rail Authority got the okay to begin building a 114-mile stretc

User Fees Should Fund Our Highways

Baruch Feigenbaum, Joseph Fichthorn
September 4, 2014

Gas tax revenues are failing to keep pace with highway needs as cars get more fuel efficient.

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