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Tony Dutzik is senior policy analyst with Frontier Group, a non-profit public policy think tank that produces ideas and research to promote a cleaner environment and a fairer and more democratic society. Tony has been the lead author of dozens of reports on a range of policy issues, focusing primarily on climate, energy and transportation policy. His work has received national and international media attention - including coverage in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and the Economist. His research and ideas have influenced public policy debates on issues such as the need for stronger vehicle emission standards, the implications of changing transportation trends, and the role of state policy action in addressing global warming. A former journalist, he is based in Boston.

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The Transportation Crisis: It's About Priorities, Not Just Money

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 4:32 PM

You know lawmakers on Capitol Hill are desperate for transportation funding when they look at the struggling U.S. Postal Service and see a potential cash cow.

Members of Congress have floated the idea of raiding the Postal Service to fill the gap in the Highway Trust Fund, which...

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

(1) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 9:07 AM

The U.S. Department of Transportation seems to be stuck in a bizarre time warp. For nine years in a row Americans have decreased their average driving miles. Yet, the U.S. DOT's most recent biennial report to Congress on the state of the nation's transportation system, released...

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In the Public Interest: The Little Train that Could ... and Did

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2012 | 10:49 AM

When President Obama took office in 2009, he brought with him the greatest hope in decades for reinvestment in the nation's passenger rail system.

The public focus was on "high-speed rail," but many of the investments made by the Obama administration and Congress were small-bore improvements to the nation's...

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In the Public Interest: Americans Are Driving Less, Washington Should Pay Attention

(8) Comments | Posted September 14, 2011 | 1:44 PM

A few years ago, a strange thing happened: Americans started driving less.

How strange was it? For 60 years, up until 2005, the number of miles driven on America's roads increased by an average of 3.7 percent per year -- that's more than twice as fast as population growth....

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In The Public Interest: Rail -- Neither Right nor Left but Forward

(19) Comments | Posted March 3, 2011 | 5:51 PM

I hate to call attention to George Will's latest column in Newsweek -- a psycho-political portrait that seeks to explain why liberals love high-speed rail. But it is actually a pretty instructive read. While Will starts out trying to shine a light on the workings of the progressive...

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