Transportation Policy Research Intern, Reason Foundation
Joe Hillman is a transportation policy research intern at Reason Foundation.
Previously, Hillman worked as an external affairs intern at the Cato Institute, a strategic initiatives associate at Americans for Tax Reform and an intern on Capitol Hill. Hillman received his bachelor’s degree in history and political science at George Washington University.
With decreased vehicle traffic during the coronavirus shutdowns, many major cities are closing streets to create more outdoor spaces for both public and private uses.
Washington, D.C.'s recent decisions are likely to stifle competition, raise prices and hamper mobility.
Unfortunately, the main focus of TMRB seems to be to guarantee that congestion pricing revenue produces at least $1 billion a year.
Five states are diverting over one-third of their total fuel tax revenue to non-road uses and an additional five states diverting at least one-quarter of their gas tax money.
An increasingly major problem with the fuel tax is states diverting gas tax money intended to maintain roads to non-roadway purposes.