Commentary

Transportation News Links

The American Dream Coalition has distributed another set of links to new materials and news articles on transportation:

Congestion, Safety & Driverless Cars (Podcast) — Randal O’Toole, Cato Institute
Privatizing Rest Stops Allows States to Serve Motorists and Increase Revenues — Ron Utt, Heritage

Tolled expressway touted as traffic solution — Cape Coral Daily Breeze, Florida

No Transportation Superprojects? No Problem — Autopia

Obama administration calls for federal regulation of rail lines — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

White House pushes rail safety standards that would affect DART — Dallas Morning News

Pollution from rail feared — Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Transit Agencies Favor Expensive Utopian Schemes Because It Validates Egos and Expands the Agency
— Outcomes, Not Intentions

South Davis light rail long on ideas, short of cash — Salt Lake Tribune

Sacramento Light Rail Expansion Gets $38 Million in House Bill — News10-ABC, California

Muni stabbing suspect is charged in 5th attack — San Jose Mercury News

Light Rail Confuses Drivers, Causes Crashes — KPHO-5, Phoenix

Sacramento light-rail train hits car; 1 injured — Sacramento Bee

Madison County Commission outlaws speed humps and speed tables — Al.com, Alabama

Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D. is a senior research fellow at Reason Foundation and managing director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University in Tallahassee where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in urban planning, regulation, and urban economics. Prior to joining Florida State, Staley was director of urban growth and land-use policy for Reason Foundation where he helped establish its urban policy program in 1997.