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Most of our great cities began as hubs for commerce, where motion was constant. But now, chronic traffic congestion slows the motion that made our cities vital and prosperous. If we are to save our slowing cities, we must act boldly.
The Galvin Project to End Congestion is producing the solutions that will end congestion as a regular part of life.
- Advisory Board
- Project Description
- Vision Statement
- Bob Galvin
- Animations of Transportation Innovations
Recent Research and Commentary
To improve mobility region should develop its arterial street and bus networksSeptember 25, 2013
Metro Atlanta agencies plan to spend $84 billion over the next 30 years on transportation. Unfortunately, the transportation plans treat far too many projects as stand-alone ventures intended to address single-problem spots. Atlanta needs a connected transportation network to fix today's congestion and handle the demands of looming population growth.
In an op-ed appearing in today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution I detail how Atlanta can build a comprehensive highway and transit network. The recommendations are part of a recently released Reason study titled Practical Strategies for Increasing Mobility in Atlanta.
A plan to give Atlanta the comprehensive highway and transit networks it needsAugust 28, 2013
This transportation plan aims to end traffic congestion as a regular part of life in metropolitan Atlanta and to dramatically increase the mobility of its residents. In trying to accomplish this, the plan does not focus solely on improving specific corridors or encouraging specific transportation modes. Rather, it prioritizes the development of a comprehensive highway and transit network for the entire region, outlines the practical strategies that can deliver such a network, and then identifies the projects that could make it a reality. Crucially, this plan also proposes an approach to funding its recommendations that requires no new tax revenue.
The rollout of Reason Foundation's Annual Privatization Report 2013 continues today with the release of the Surface Transportation section, which provides a comprehensive overview of the latest on toll roads, HOT lanes and other news on privatization and public-private partnerships in surface transportation.
Interview with GDOT Deputy Commissioner Todd Long, incoming SRTA Executive Director Chris Tomlinson and SRTA Director of Operations Steve CorbinMarch 19, 2013
In March 2013, Reason Foundation Transportation Policy Analyst Baruch Feigenbaum interviewed GDOT Deputy Commissioner Todd Long, incoming SRTA Executive Director Chris Tomlinson and SRTA Director of Operations Steve Corbin to discuss the concept of Managed Lanes, current operations and future plans for the network.
As Congress grapples with impending budget cuts, we need to do a fundamental rethink of how the federal government assists with much-needed transportation infrastructure. The reality going forward is that there will be no such thing as “general revenue” funding for much of anything beyond entitlements, defense, and interest on the national debt. As long as the federal budget remains grossly unbalanced, general-fund investments in infrastructure are essentially borrowed from China—an unsustainable situation.
Three key principles are necessary for a sustainable federal role in infrastructure:
1. Users should pay for the infrastructure they use;
2. Large capital projects should be financed, via revenue bonds and other mechanisms; and,
3. The federal role should be narrowed to do only things that are truly interstate in nature, which means shifting more responsibility to the states, metro areas, and the private sector.
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- Metro Atlanta Needs Comprehensive Highway and Transit Network
To improve mobility region should develop its arterial street and bus networks
September 25, 2013
- Creating a Managed Lanes Network in Atlanta
Interview with GDOT Deputy Commissioner Todd Long, incoming SRTA Executive Director Chris Tomlinson and SRTA Director of Operations Steve Corbin
March 19, 2013
- In Memory of Bob Galvin
The longtime Motorola CEO had a vision for improving our lives and mobility
October 13, 2011
- Does Bus Transit Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
Thomas Rubin, Marcy Lowe, Bengu Aytekin and Gary Gereffi Debate Public Transit Buses: A Green Choice Gets Greener
April 5, 2010
- Toll Roads and Public-Private Partnerships in Texas
Past debacles and what the future holds
July 29, 2009
- Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Without Reducing Mobility
Focusing on cutting vehicle miles traveled is the wrong approach
June 9, 2009
- Stop Trying to Force People Out of Cars
Policymakers need to respect America's preference for cars
September 21, 2008
- Sustainable Mobility in American Cities
Road pricing, transit and private sector funding should all play a role
Shirley Ybarra and Samuel Staley
September 8, 2008
- Highways to Help
New York metro area transportation investments should reflect changing travel, commuting patterns
August 5, 2007
- Virginia's Road Crunch
State can beat congestion by prioritizing resources
Samuel Staley and Adam Summers
July 15, 2007
- For Traffic Solutions Think Over the Box
Queue jumpers and tunnels can help ease New York's gridlock
Ted Balaker and Samuel Staley
July 15, 2007
- 5 Myths About Suburbia and Our Car-Happy Culture
Congestion crisis is here, but filled with misinformation
Ted Balaker and Samuel Staley
January 28, 2007
- The Mobility Mission
Learning not to live with congestion
June 29, 2006
- Time for a National Focus on Freeway Congestion
Convert HOV lanes to HOT lanes
January 15, 2005
- Metro Atlanta Needs Comprehensive Highway and Transit Network (9/25)
- Atlanta Needs a Comprehensive Highway and Road Network (9/17)
- Practical Strategies for Increasing Mobility in Atlanta (8/28)
- New at Reason: Looking Back at the Last Year in Toll Roads, HOT Lanes, Infrastructure Finance (4/8)
- Creating a Managed Lanes Network in Atlanta (3/19)
Experts: Galvin Mobility Project
- Baruch Feigenbaum
Transportation Policy Analyst
- Leonard Gilroy
Director of Government Reform
- David T. Hartgen
Senior Fellow, Reason Foundation
- Adrian Moore
Vice President, Policy
- Robert Poole
Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow and Director of Transportation Policy
- Samuel Staley
- Shirley Ybarra
Senior Transportation Policy Analyst
RSS Feeds: Galvin Mobility Project
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Director of Communications
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