Tag Archive: transportation

  • Is the Highway Trust Fund About to Hit a Dead End?

    | April 18, 2014 | Add a comment

    By Steven Johnson The Department of Transportation (DOT) released a report this past Tuesday showing that the Highway Trust Fund will run out of money by this August. The fund is the primary way by which the government maintains our roads and highways. While the fund received a $9.7 billion … »

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    Public-Private Partnerships Forge a Path Forward for Infrastructure Investment

    | October 17, 2012 | Add a comment

    America’s roads, bridges and tunnels have a significant impact on our nation’s economic health. According to a recent study by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), deficiencies in America’s infrastructure cost households and businesses nearly $130 billion in 2010. The same ASCE study found that if current infrastructure is … »

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    Inside ALEC Takes on Taxes

    | September 14, 2012 | Add a comment

    “No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.” – President Ronald Reagan The above quotation is an excerpt from U.S. Rep. Tom Graves’ (GA) article in newest … »

  • Uber vs. City Hall

    | September 11, 2012 | 1 Comment

    Hailing a taxi is one of the most frustrating experiences in modern city life. Unfortunately, city government seems intent on keeping it that way. Uber, a San Francisco-based company, has developed a smartphone app that allows available limo and taxi drivers to connect with people looking for rides using GPS … »

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    Highway Robbery – Why Power on Transportation Issues Should Be Restored to the States

    Envision a mafia-like scheme. The federal government shows up uninvited and says, “Ya gotta keep your highways in good shape, but since we’re lookin’ out for ya, we’re gonna hold onto your highway money until it’s time to spend it, understand?” When the time comes to start projects, the federal … »