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Costly Driving Time Warp at the U.S. Department of Transportation

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

A sensible approach, especially given the recent decline in driving and increasing demand for transit, would be to plow a greater share of those limited resources into expanding access to public transportation and active transportation modes while focusing highway spending on fixing our existing roads and bridges.

In the Public Interest : Women or Men Leading the Trend Away from Driving?

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

The biggest shift away from driving comes from young men, the demographic group traditionally most obsessed with cars.

In The Public Interest : House Transportation Bills Strikes First as Tragedy, Then as Dangerous Farce

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

The agenda for transportation advanced by the House this week flies directly in the face of clear trends in how Americans are choosing to travel.

Tax for Driving? An Economic Engine

Robin Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robin Chase

Bring on that vehicle miles traveled tax! But make it shimmer by requiring open standards, Internet protocols and opening up excess network capacity that is funded with our tax dollars.