Commentary

Getting out of gridlock

Traffic congestion isn’t simply an issue of too much growth; it’s an issue of too much political control. Swerve away from the political process that dominates road building, and you can avoid a whole lot of gridlock. Bob Poole explains how to do that in his new study, Building for the Future: Easing California’s Transportation Crisis with Tolls and Public-Private Partnerships. Just one day old, and it’s already causing quite a stir. Here’s some coverage: San Francisco Chronicle San Jose Mercury News Los Angeles Daily News Los Angeles Business Journal Oakland Tribune

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.