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The commission's number one priority should be reducing congestionMarch 4, 2014
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is funding many worthwhile projects through its congeston mitigation air quality grants. Yet its long-range plan devotes unnecessary funds to rail expansion and recreational trails. ARC should focus its transportation resources on reducing congestion and increasing mobility.
February 2014 edition: Detroit bankruptcy, per-mile tolling, pension reform, social impact bonds, and more
February 2014 edition: Detroit bankruptcy, per-mile tolling, pension reform, social impact bonds, and moreFebruary 27, 2014
In this issue:
- MUNICIPAL BANKRUPTCY: Analyzing Detroit’s Plan of Adjustment
- TRANSPORTATION: Replacing Fuel Taxes With Per-Mile Tolling
- PENSIONS: Why the “California Rule” is Counterproductive
- INNOVATORS IN ACTION: Pioneering Pension Reform in Michigan
- SOCIAL FINANCE: Massachusetts Announces Social Impact Bond Program
- PRIVATIZATION: Missouri Think Tank Examines State, Local Privatization Opportunities
- News & Notes
- Quotable Quote
A regional network of express lanes will mean every commuter on an expressway will have the option of faster and more reliable travel when it really countsFebruary 19, 2014
With 2 million cars per month shifting from the regular lanes to Express Lanes, those who use the regular lanes benefit from less congestion and much higher average speeds. And those who choose the Express Lanes only do so if their benefits are worth more than the toll.
Per-mile tolling vs. per-gallon fuel taxes, Strategic thinking on managed lanes networks, New Starts transit funding under pressureFebruary 13, 2014
In this issue:
- Per-mile tolling vs. per-gallon fuel taxes
- Strategic thinking on managed lanes networks
- New Starts transit funding under pressure
- Good news on auto GHGs
- New proposal for more-productive trucks
- Upcoming Conferences
- News Notes
- Quotable Quotes
Mileage-based user fees are a sustainable, fair and efficient alternative to the gas taxFebruary 13, 2014
This policy brief focuses on the challenge of developing a viable, user-friendly, per-mile charging system to replace fuel taxes for the nation's major highways. In doing so, it outlines 10 reasons why per-mile tolling is a better highway user fee than fuel taxes.
Congress announced the creation of a special panel to advise the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee on public-private partnershipsFebruary 6, 2014
The P3 special panel, despite posing some risks, should be looked on as an opportunity for the P3 community to make our case for federal policies that would mainstream the use of this procurement and financing mechanism by state DOTs. The panel’s first consideration, of course, should be to do no harm to this emerging trend. But it also has the potential to do some real good.
Last week the Atlanta region was paralyzed by two inches of snow. For the second time in three years area leaders were unprepared for a simple storm. Leaders should close businesses and schools when Winter Storm Warnings are issued and enter into public-private partnerships to more effectively treat city and county roads.
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