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Tales of Toll Booth Trauma: Relics of a an Era at its End?

(2) Comments | Posted February 25, 2010 | 9:26 AM

Several years ago, I called the complaint line of AC transit, the regional bus agency that operates in the Oakland area. After a one-sided conversation about bus drivers yelling threats and making obscene gestures at innocent cyclists, I asked what happened with complaints--how they were compiled, processed, etc. The...

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The Price of Washington Metro's "Tax Advantage Leases"

(2) Comments | Posted July 5, 2009 | 2:52 PM

There's another example of cash-strapped public agencies entering into questionable deals with private sector opportunists. The horrific deaths of nine people in Washington DC last week, according to reports in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and elsewhere, are at least indirectly linked to "tax advantage...

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Bridging the Transportation Gap

(33) Comments | Posted April 10, 2009 | 1:23 PM

Americans tend to think about transportation in competitive terms: freeways versus subways, cars versus buses, rails versus airports. Certainly, the debate on economic stimulus spending has been argued along these lines. While state representatives and industrial groups advocate for "shovel-ready" projects such as new roads, bridges and tunnels, city planners...

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