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Reason Foundation's Surface Transportation Innovations newsletter examines and analyzes the latest news on traffic congestion solutions, road funding and infrastructure investement, toll lanes, transit and more.
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- Surface Transportation Innovations # 50
Topics include: an economist's look at urban transportation policy; Miami toll truckway proposed to ease port traffic congestion; low-cost bus lines; 10th anniversary of Toronto's 407ETR; what if there were "green" cars?; last "6320" toll road going priva
December 1, 2007
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 49
Topics include: broader support for PPPs; universal farecards for transit; market pricing of parking; toll truckways and LCVs; reducing congestion in Seattle; follow-up on eliminating toll booths; and other news.
November 1, 2007
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 48
Topics include: getting rid of toll booths; transit system report shows progress, limits; stopping sprawl to "save the planet;" federal grant for a toll bridge?; cost-effective four-laning; new congestion measures in Atlanta; and other news.
October 1, 2007
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 47
Topics include: FTA embraces HOT/BRT lanes; Indiana Toll Road one year later; thinking through long-term PPPs; cars vs. transit for the job-seeking poor; greenhouse policy run amok; and other news.
September 1, 2007
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 46
Topics include: impact of Minnesota bridge collapse; underestimating the role for tolls and PPPs; National Infrastructure Bank: a bad idea; time for California to switch to HOT lanes; cars vs. transit: packets vs. circuits; and other news.
August 1, 2007
- Surface Transportation Innovations #45
Topics include: freight rail as congestion-reliever?; more information on bus vs. rail transit; congestion and economic health; new Reason policy papers; and other news.
July 1, 2007
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 44
Topics include: Bus Rapid Transit on inexpensive guideways; fragmentation of our highway system?; continuing battles over ports access; pension funds and transportation investment; ethanol and ozone; incentives work to repair California bridge; and other
June 1, 2007
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 43
Topics include: the basics of toll road concession deals; financing new roads vs. pay-as-you-go; guaranteed congestion relief?; rethinking Oregon transportation policy; rethinking CAFÃƒï¿½
May 1, 2007
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 42
Topics include: facts vs. fictions on toll road concessions; carpool lane follies in California; port emissions and congestion; fresh perspective on urban sprawl; CO2 and cars; and other news.
April 1, 2007
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 41
Topics include: studies conclude HOT lanes best bet; rail versus truck: Amtrak as obstacle; what if a toll road concessionaire goes belly-up?; toll roads and land values; transportation innumeracy and its consequences; and other news.
March 1, 2007
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 40
Topics include: a new solution for HOV occupancy enforcement; edgeless cities; arterial underpasses; intermittent bus lanes in Lisbon; more on the trucks-tolls debate; and other news.
February 1, 2007
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 39
Topics include: new evidence questioning "induced demand;" concessions advancing, along with the backlash; Bus Rapid Transit in Latin America; learning about Europe's tunnels; resisting transportation earmarks; and other news.
January 1, 2007
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- Human Rights Watch Exposes Injustice of Plea Bargains and Mandatory Minimums (12/6)
- Southwest Struggles As Legacy Airlines Establish Solid Business Models (12/6)
- Texas Families Show Strong Demand for More School Choice (12/5)
- TSA Behavior Detection Blasted by GAO (12/5)
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