Category Archives: Transportation

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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The Transportation World After COVID-19

As with the 9/11 terror attacks, one’s first reaction to a disaster like the COVID-19 pandemic is often, “This changes everything,” or less apocalyptically, “The world will never be the same.” The latter is closer to the truth, but I … Continue reading

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Train Regulation Threatens to Derail Family Finances in Virginia

Until recently, the Commonwealth of Virginia was a refuge from the high tax and regulatory boondoggles that have stymied the growth of neighboring states such as Maryland, West Virginia, and North Carolina. But Virginia’s low-cost gravy train will screech to … 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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Biden’s Disappointing Infrastructure Plan

With the 2020 presidential campaign ramping up, many of the Democratic candidates have released policy positions for primary voters. Transportation, which is not considered sexy, has received little attention thus far. One exception is former Vice President Joe Biden, who … Continue reading

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