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  • Backgrounder posted February 11, 2011 by Ronald D. Utt, Ph.D. Time to End Obama’s Costly High-Speed Rail Program

    Abstract: President Barack Obama’s high-speed rail program promises to spend hundreds of billions of dollars in federal and state funds to provide mediocre passenger rail service to an extremely small fraction of travelers. In this time of tight budgets, neither the federal government nor the states can afford such extravagance. Instead of creating a heavily subsidized,…

  • WebMemo posted April 19, 2010 by Ronald D. Utt, Ph.D. No Tax Increase for Federal Transportation Programs?

    Advocates of more federal spending for highways and transit note that the federal fuel tax (currently 18.3 cents per gallon of gasoline) has not been raised since 1993 and that the 17-year freeze has limited the financial resources of the highway trust fund and its ability to fund transportation investments. Combined with sluggish growth in fuel usage and cost…

  • Special Report posted June 17, 2010 by Wendell Cox Washington’s War on Cars and the Suburbs: Secretary LaHood’s False Claims on Roads and Transit

    Abstract: Many of the claims and assertions that U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood makes on behalf of the transit industry are inconsistent with the data and studies produced by many agencies of the federal gov­ernment, including his own Department of Transportation. Secretary LaHood has based his policy largely on the work of lobbyists, rather than on the work…

  • Backgrounder posted February 7, 2011 by Wendell Cox Urban Transportation Policy Requires Factual Foundations

    Abstract: The 2010 Heritage Foundation report “Washington’s War on Cars and the Suburbs” disputed Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s claims that public transit produces substantial economic benefits, consumes only one-fifth the energy of cars, and saves billions in other costs. The author of the 2004 American Public Transportation Association report, Todd Litman, has…

  • WebMemo posted July 6, 2011 by Ronald D. Utt, Ph.D. Federal Highway Program: How Opting Out Would Help States

    Growing dissatisfaction with federal transportation policy and government’s mismanagement of the highway trust fund have encouraged many in Congress and in state governments to seek ways to overhaul the system or to extract themselves from it. Since the mid-1990s, legislation has been introduced each year in Congress to phase out the federal highway program by shifting…

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  • WebMemo posted July 6, 2011 by Ronald D. Utt, Ph.D. Federal Highway Program: How Opting Out Would Help States

    Growing dissatisfaction with federal transportation policy and government’s mismanagement of the highway trust fund have encouraged many in Congress and in state governments to seek ways to overhaul the system or to extract themselves from it. Since the mid-1990s, legislation has been introduced each year in Congress to phase out the federal highway program by shifting…

  • Backgrounder posted February 11, 2011 by Ronald D. Utt, Ph.D. Time to End Obama’s Costly High-Speed Rail Program

    Abstract: President Barack Obama’s high-speed rail program promises to spend hundreds of billions of dollars in federal and state funds to provide mediocre passenger rail service to an extremely small fraction of travelers. In this time of tight budgets, neither the federal government nor the states can afford such extravagance. Instead of creating a heavily subsidized,…

  • Backgrounder posted February 7, 2011 by Wendell Cox Urban Transportation Policy Requires Factual Foundations

    Abstract: The 2010 Heritage Foundation report “Washington’s War on Cars and the Suburbs” disputed Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s claims that public transit produces substantial economic benefits, consumes only one-fifth the energy of cars, and saves billions in other costs. The author of the 2004 American Public Transportation Association report, Todd Litman, has…

  • Special Report posted June 17, 2010 by Wendell Cox Washington’s War on Cars and the Suburbs: Secretary LaHood’s False Claims on Roads and Transit

    Abstract: Many of the claims and assertions that U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood makes on behalf of the transit industry are inconsistent with the data and studies produced by many agencies of the federal gov­ernment, including his own Department of Transportation. Secretary LaHood has based his policy largely on the work of lobbyists, rather than on the work…

  • WebMemo posted April 19, 2010 by Ronald D. Utt, Ph.D. No Tax Increase for Federal Transportation Programs?

    Advocates of more federal spending for highways and transit note that the federal fuel tax (currently 18.3 cents per gallon of gasoline) has not been raised since 1993 and that the 17-year freeze has limited the financial resources of the highway trust fund and its ability to fund transportation investments. Combined with sluggish growth in fuel usage and cost…

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