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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).