Marc Scribner is a senior transportation policy analyst at Reason Foundation.
Scribner's work focuses on a variety of public policy issues related to transportation, land use, and urban growth, including infrastructure investment and operations, transportation safety and security, risk and regulation, privatization and public finance, urban redevelopment and property rights, and emerging transportation technologies such as automated road vehicles and unmanned aircraft systems. He frequently advises policymakers on these matters at the federal, state, and local levels.
Scribner has testified before Congress at the invitation of both Democrats and Republicans on issues including highway revenue collection, traffic congestion management, and airport financing. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board's Standing Committee on Emerging Technology Law.
He has appeared on television and radio programs in outlets such as Fox Business Network, National Public Radio, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and has also written for numerous publications, including USA Today, The Washington Post, Wired, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, Forbes, and National Review. And his work has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, Congressional Quarterly, Washington Monthly, POLITICO, CNN, Bloomberg, BBC, C-SPAN, and other print, television, and radio outlets.
Scribner joined Reason Foundation after more than a decade at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where he was a senior fellow in transportation policy. He received his undergraduate degree in economics and philosophy from George Washington University.
The Senate’s Railway Safety Act won’t improve rail safety
This is a sloppily written piece of legislation that is destined to fail to achieve its stated goal of improving safety.
U.S. air travelers would benefit from more airline deregulation, not re-regulation
Policymakers are facing renewed pressure from misguided activists and special interests to resurrect the failed policies of the past.
California needs to revise transit plans for today’s work and travel patterns
Instead of eliminating fares, California's leaders should focus on improving service for those most dependent on transit to meet their daily needs.
Protecting customer privacy in mileage-based user fee systems
By incorporating privacy protections at the beginning of technology development along with strict legal requirements on data handling, privacy concerns can be addressed.
U.S. Department of Transportation regulatory pipeline slowed in the second half of 2022
The latest transportation department update had the fewest number of new rulemaking projects since the beginning of the Biden administration.
No evidence to support train crew size regulation
Reason Foundation comments on the Federal Railroad Administration's proposed rule on the minimum size of train crews.
How to build on the success of past railroad deregulation
Congress can protect the gains realized from the Staggers Act and help usher in 21st-century freight rail.
Reforming the Department of Transportation’s aviation consumer protection authority
DOT increasingly uses its authority to protect consumers from unfair practices to chip away at airline deregulation.
Webinar: The impacts of autonomous vehicle technology and role of public policy
Watch this video featuring Reason Foundation, Brookings Institution, and Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering on the future technological, socio-economic and public policy impacts of autonomous vehicles.