Author Archives: Baruch Feigenbaum

About Baruch Feigenbaum

Baruch Feigenbaum is Assistant Director of Transportation Policy at Reason Foundation. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board Bus Transit Systems and Intelligent Transportation Systems Committees, Vice President of Membership for the Transportation and Research Forum Washington Chapter, and a member of the American Planning Association, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and Young Professionals in Transportation.

Maryland Managed Lanes Have Developer, But Still Face Opponents

Last month, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), its State Highway Administration (SHA), and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MTA) selected Accelerate Maryland Partners LLC as the public-private partnership (P3) developer/operator for Phase 1 of the $11 billion I-495 and I-270 … Continue reading

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Annual Highway Report Analyzes State Highway Systems’ Performance: Virginia Drops To 21

Reason Foundation recently released its 25th Annual Highway Report, a yearly evaluation of the conditions and cost-effectiveness of state highway systems. The report uses data reported by states to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as a condition of receiving their federal highway … Continue reading

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New Data Shows Transit Is Changing

Transit agencies are in crisis mode. The Covid-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place orders across the country led to ridership declines of up to 95%. But even before this crisis, transit agencies were losing ridership. Recently, the Center for Urban Transportation Research … Continue reading

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Mass Transit After COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused most transit agencies to enter crisis mode. Ridership, understandably, has declined between 50 and 95 percent in most major cities during the shutdown. Transit agencies are also spending more resources sanitizing buses and trains. And to protect … Continue reading

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Virginia’s Cost-Benefit System Provides More Efficient Transportation System

Each year when we release the Annual Highway Report, I receive a flurry of calls asking how states can improve their highways. Maintaining a quality state highway system is obviously difficult and complicated. While many factors play a role, the adoption … Continue reading

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