Transportation Policy News Links

The American Dream Coalition has once again compiled some excellent links to transportation policy news through their weeklys newsletter The American Dream Communicator:

Mobility & Transportation
18th Annual Highway Report — Reason Foundation

New York Transit Woes Demonstrate Need for Reform — Sam Staley, Out of Control Policy Blog

Urban planners romanticize immobility (audio) — Randal O’Toole, Cato Institute

Urban planning and technology can change commuter ways — Financial Times

Plug-in hybrid subsidies are a bad deal for taxpayers — Washington Post

Infrastructure Politics Veering Right — Autopia

Winona could host futuristic public transportation model — LaCrosse Tribune, Minnesota

Can Entrepreneurs Drive People Movers to Success? — Harvard Business School

Houston commuters catch rides with strangers to save time, money —, Houston

Maryland ICC to be first all-electronic tollroad in eastern US — TollRoadNews

Debate panelists split over buses, broader impact of transit investments — Transportation4America

Colorado: 2010 Ballot Measure Would Slash Car Taxes —

A Streetcar Named Monorail —, Long Beach, California

Norfolk light rail is over budget, opening delayed to 2011 — Virginia Pilot

Link light-rail ridership dipped in November — Seattle Times

Phoenix Drivers Confused by Light Rail —

Local residents want a fence built around the Light Rail for safety —, Virginia

VTA Accident Kills One Person —, San Jose

MTA to fire light rail operators in accident that killed 2 teens — Baltimore Sun

Elevated train derails in Chicago; minor injuries reported — Breaking News 24/7, Chicago

Attorney: Bus stabbing suspect is mentally ill — San Jose Mercury News

MTA worker faces charges of stealing more than $400,000 — Baltimore Sun

Backpedaling: New report raises questions about ‘Bike City USA’ — Willamette Week, Portland

Roll up the pavement: Gravel is making a comeback — Associated Press

Getting Beyond Petroleum Won’t Be Easy — SciTech Today

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.