Transpo Talk

Roadway P3s and Mass Transit: Friend or Foe?

By |2019-02-03T21:36:08-04:00October 6th, 2009|

Stakeholders pony up to sue agencies over Transurban/Fluor HOT Lanes projects. The objections, it seems, stem from concerns over secondary impacts to local traffic as well as the HOT Lanes project's potential to diminish support for improved mass transit options in the region.

Rethinking the “Use Tax” in Transportation

By |2019-02-03T21:36:08-04:00September 29th, 2009|

In the United States, one can expect that in the future there will be a more direct correlation between transportation mode of choice and individual burden/cost. This means there will be a different and very direct price to fly, drive, bus, rail or bike it. The user will certainly weigh this price against available time and budget, then make choices accordingly. The biggest change will be in the cost to drive…and it may change the way you move forever.

How We Spend the Highway Trust Fund

By |2019-02-03T21:36:08-04:00September 14th, 2009|

There is a formula to allocate funds by state based upon a) gas tax revenues contributed, b) miles of highway and c) population, but -- like the tax code -- there are loopholes and exceptions.

The First Step: Admitting the Problem

By |2019-02-03T21:36:09-04:00August 26th, 2009|

traffic with trucksSeems as if there are a number of crises to keep the news anchors busy these days.  Before  controversial healthcare reform and the flashy “Cash for Clunkers” program hit the streets, I do recall a modicum of […]