Austill Stuart is the director of privatization and government reform at Reason Foundation and editor of Reason's Annual Privatization Report.
Prior to joining Reason, Stuart worked in a variety of settings, including at non-profits, on Capitol Hill, and in fundraising. Before moving to the D.C. area in early 2009, he worked for five years in the financial services industry.
Stuart earned his B.S. in economics from Auburn University and M.A. in economics at George Mason University.
With the gas tax becoming increasingly unsustainable, mileage-based user fees offer a fair, reliable and sustainable funding mechanism for roadways.
Tolling is the most ideal user fee because there is a direct link between the toll and the specific road infrastructure used.
Managed lanes can provide motorists with a reliable means of completing their commutes and reduce funding uncertainties that plague many infrastructure systems.
Public-private partnerships are a policy tool that can help governments with the design, construction, financing, operation, and maintenance of highways.