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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 # 62
Topics include: transportation spending and economic stimulus; new models for city parking; danger signs on electric cars; new evidence on the cost of congestion; and other news.
December 1, 2008
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 61
Topics include: infrastructure funds alive and well; comparing modes on energy and emissions; new Reason book on mobility; progress on truck toll lanes; clean diesel locomotives; Caltrans rapid repair; and other news.
November 1, 2008
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 60
Topics include: creating a HOT Network while minimizing capital outlays; megaprojects cut congestion, add economic value; rethinking the "costs of sprawl"; unjustified exemptions from gas taxes and tolls; centralized dredging fund-another "tax-and-grant"
October 1, 2008
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 59
Topics include: PPPs vs. traditional projects; PIRG on toll concessions; smart growth won't cut GHGs; bridge conditions one year later; tolling in California; tolls beat taxes in UCLA/USC study; and other news.
September 1, 2008
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 58
Topics include: USDOT's reform proposal; Congress stuck in old paradigm; further thoughts on McKinsey GHG report; America's second HOT network; how motorists are responding to high gas prices; premium lanes for New Jersey Turnpike; and other news.
August 1, 2008
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 57
Topics include: cost-effective greenhouse gas reduction; private-sector toll roads' cost of capital; short-sea shipping; long-range transportation planning questioned; state DOT use of contractors; and other news.
July 1, 2008
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 56
Topics include: new threat to HOT lanes; Georgia DOT's truck lanes study; risky start-up toll roads; $4 gasoline's impacts; what about "mode neutrality"?; greenhouse gases and urban sprawl; and other news.
June 1, 2008
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 55
Topics include: electric cars-this time for real?; toll concessions-one size does not fit all; cost of crashes vs. costs of congestion; where can toll truckways be built?; pension fund investment in toll roads; new data on toll road safety; and other news
May 1, 2008
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 54
Topics include: robust public support for tolling; HOT lanes for the U.K.; Pennsylvania Turnpike lease; gasoline prices and driver behavior; rethinking the federal surface transportation program; food and transportation; and other news.
April 1, 2008
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 53
Topics include: the other national commission's interim report; the other shoe drops in Texas; strange truck lanes assessment in Georgia; busways as HOT lanes?; update on Indiana Toll Road; and other news.
March 1, 2008
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 52
Topics include: what to make of the National Commission recommendations; New Jersey confuses taxing and tolling; Seattle area ready for road pricing?; what now for Dulles Rail?; CO2 and traffic congestion; Japan's amazing highway sound walls; and other ne
February 1, 2008
- Surface Transportation Innovations # 51
Topics include: Oregon's mileage fee pilot program; undercutting future SoCal HOT lanes; the"foreign investment" controversy; new PPP coalition launched; Hutchison amendment threatens HOT lanes; technology responses to road pricing; and other news.
January 1, 2008
Vaguely written laws give federal prosecutors the power to target hackers at will.
SWAT teams were once used only in emergencies such as riots or hostage situations. But today there are more than 50,000 "no-knock raids" a year.
What American Ninja Warrior tells us about sex segregation.
Thousands of Central American children are fleeing prohibition-related violence.
Governments war, people die
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