Watch it right here:And also, Kunstler on oil & suburbia: … [Read more...]
Should the Government Build the Cars or the Roads?
I tend to agree that there is some hypocrisy in the conservative/libertarian world when it comes to transportation, which is part of the reason I started this blog. A more free-market transporation system would certainly lead to a more urban land use pattern; something between pre-auto, … [Read more...]
McCain: Suspend the Gas Tax and Inflate the Deficit
I favor Bob Poole's solution: "The longer-term solution is to scrap the 20th-century tax-and-grant system in favor of universal tolling, managed by each state’s Department of Transportation and private toll companies."Furthermore, get the federal government out of the business of subsidizing … [Read more...]
Was it the name that killed “congestion pricing”?
Congestion pricing links:portfolio.com: Why Congestion Pricing Diedwsj poll suggests "clearway", "freeflow", and others: Why Not ‘FreeFlow’? A Buzzwatch Makeover for NYC’s Failed Traffic PlanTrendczar: Congested Thinkingknowledgeproblem.com: EZ-Zone? FreeFlow? Would congestion … [Read more...]
Ending the Free Ride
Socialized transportation and government land planning of the past generations have put an unintended burden on future generations.Trendczar, Jonathan Miller explains how the lifestyle of sprawl is becoming less economical for individuals and government:Ending the Free Ride … [Read more...]
Drew Carey discusses private alternatives to socialized highways that promote sprawl. … [Read more...]
WSJ: The Rise of the Mega-Region
Richard Florida makes the case for trade, transit and density, while discouraging policies of wealth transfers among regions:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120796112300309601.html?mod=opinion_main_commentaries … [Read more...]