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Citizen's Guide to Transportation Released

The American Dream Coalition, an organization of grass roots activists supporting market-based approaches to land-use, development, and transportation, has released an 8-page Citizen's Guide to Transportation Reauthorization. This is an excellent summary of the major issues, and a great resource for citizens, journalists, and elected officials.

Among the topics covered are:

  • The role of the gas tax;
  • Travel trends by transportation mode and income;
  • Costs per mile of using rail, cars, and buses;
  • Subsidies and construction costs for transportation modes; and
  • Energy efficiency.

Of course, I would be remiss if I didn't also plug my own book as important background for understanding the importance of this round of reauthorization: Mobility First: A New Vision for Transportation in a Globally Competitive 21st Century.

Reason Foundation has published extensive work on reauthorization as well.

Samuel Staley is Research Fellow


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