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Energy
August 13, 2020
Research & Commentary: Transportation and Climate Initiative Would Be Bad for the Bay State
Gasoline Prices Could Rise By 26 Cents Per Gallon In 2022, Diesel Prices By 52 Cents Per Gallon
Taxes
March 5, 2020
Research & Commentary: Gas Tax Increase Would Harm Bay State Economy
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed transportation funding plan in Massachusetts where drivers would pay 5 cents per gallon more for gasoline and 9 cents more per gallon for diesel.
Taxes
February 27, 2020
Research & Commentary: Gas Tax Hike Will Not Solve Arizona’s Transportation Problems
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Arizona that would increase the state’s gasoline taxes by 18 cents a gallon by 2023.
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Energy
February 20, 2020
Research & Commentary: Low-Carbon Fuel Mandate is Still a Bad Deal for Washingtonians
Gasoline Prices Could Rise By 34 Cents Per Gallon To Meet Program Emissions Goals
Taxes
February 14, 2020
Research & Commentary: Local Gas Taxes are One Tax too Many for Illinois Drivers
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill recently proposed in the Illinois General Assembly that would allow non-home rule local governments to create a municipal gas tax on top of state and federal gas taxes.
Environment
February 4, 2020
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: MILEAGE-BASED USER FEES
Mileage based user fees are a more effective and equitable approach to funding our road construction and maintenance.

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Transportation
September 15, 2016
By David Sobczak
This paper, written by National Center for Policy Analysis research associate David Sobczak, examines how taxicab regulations have benefitted taxicab owners and companies, and negatively affected consumers.
August 24, 2016
By Staff, CEI
These comments argue the court court should not approve the national Zero Emissions Vehicle investment component of Volkswagen's proposed partial consent decree.
August 24, 2016
By Staff, IER
The Obama Administration is again making it more expensive to live in America by imposing carbon dioxide emissions restrictions on heavy and medium sized trucks, which will do nothing to fight climate change but will cost companies and consumers more.
June 16, 2016
By Nathan Makla
State and local lawmakers continue to deal with increased traffic congestion across the United States. In Chicago, a trip that would typically take 30 minutes in free-flowing traffic can now take more than 60 minutes during peak driving times.
June 1, 2016
By Leonard Gilroy and Amy Pelletier
High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes are limited-access lanes reserved for buses and other high occupancy vehicles but open to single occupant vehicles upon payment of a toll.
June 1, 2016
By Peter Samuel
With many states leasing, or considering leasing, their major toll roads and turnpikes to private companies, concerned drivers are eager to learn more about the potential implications.
June 1, 2016
By C. Kenneth Orski
June 1, 2016
By Cascade Policy Institute (unsigned)
The Low-Cost Solution to Portland's Congestion Problems
June 1, 2016
By
Are toll roads the solution to America’s traffic problems
June 1, 2016
By
National Motorists Association (www.motorists.org) objections
June 1, 2016
By John E. Kramer and William H. Mellor
June 1, 2016
By Dwight Filley
June 1, 2016
By Eric Schiller
Congestion Pricing is one solution
June 1, 2016
By John E. Robson
Twenty Years of Success and Counting
June 1, 2016
By Daniel B. Klein, Adrian T. Moore, and Binyam Reja
June 1, 2016
By Daniel B. Klein, Adrian T. Moore, and Binyam Reja
June 1, 2016
By Robert W. Poole Jr.
June 1, 2016
By Peter Gordon and Harry W. Richardson
June 1, 2016
By Robert W. Poole Jr.
June 1, 2016
By Frances B. Smith
June 1, 2016
By David G. Tuerck
June 1, 2016
By Jan K. Brueckner and W. Tom Whalen
June 1, 2016
By Jim McClure and Norman Van Cott
June 1, 2016
By C. Kenneth Orski
June 1, 2016
By C. Kenneth Orski
May 16, 2016
By Daraius Irani, Raquel Frye, Jessica Grimm, Catherine Menking
This research study, written by Townson University Regional Economic Studies Institute chief economist Daraius Irani, quantifies the extent of the American railroad industry’s impact on the national economy, as well as the industry’s contributions to
May 1, 2016
By Judd Cramer and Alan B. Krueger
This paper, written by Princeton University economists Judd Cramer and Alan B. Krueger, uses data from private and public datasets to compare and measure the efficiency of taxicabs and peer-to-peer economy for-hire transportation services.
April 4, 2016
By Matthew Glans
Missouri legislators are now considering a substantial increase in their state’s motor-fuel taxes. The tax hike, proposed by state Sen.
March 11, 2016
By Tim Benson
Isaac Orr, research fellow at The Heartland Institute, and Mark Krumenacher, senior principal and senior vice president of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
March 7, 2016
By Wendell Cox
The physical expansion of cities, known as “urban sprawl,” has been a principal concern of urban planners for decades, which has led to the adoption of “urban containment.
March 4, 2016
By Salim Furth & David W. Kreutzer
Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards are adding thousands of dollars to the prices of new cars.
February 22, 2016
By Joseph Miller
Transportation is critical to the Missouri economy. Every day, millions of Missourians use the state’s roads, bridges, public transportation, airports, and rails to go about their daily lives.
January 15, 2016
By Office of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
This government study, published by the office of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and written by consulting firm McKinsey & Co.
January 1, 2016
By Caleb Holloway
This paper , examines the legal framework of existing government regulations on for-hire transportation, with an eye towards how lawmakers should regulate and account for transportation network companies (TNCs).