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RAISE USER FEES: The Road to Good Highway Policy

BY TOM McNAMARA Transportation Consultant, and former UDOT policy staff, OST Good highway policy is difficult to achieve....

Tolling in Japan: Should the U.S. Follow Its Lead?

BY MICAH HIMMEL Research Director, Japan International Transport Institute, USA Toll roads serve an important role in ensuring...

The Bell Tolls for User-based Funding

Last month was the first time in a long time that anyone with the ability to act on it has proposed a specific funding source for...

The Challenge of National Freight Policy: How to Pay For It?

2014 could be the year that a national freight policy begins to take focus in a new authorization bill. There have been several...

2013 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2013 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2013   January 16, 2013 issue January 21, 2013 update ...

Is a Gas Tax Increase Actually Desirable?

New proposed legislation in the House has generated some excitement, at least in the media, about the possibility of a gas tax increase...

A Wholesale Tax on Gasoline: What are the Policy Implications?

Senator Barbara Boxer made headlines, at least in the small transportation world, when she said that she was leaning towards the idea...

Virginia: Birthplace of Precedents

ERIC PETERSON Transportation Policy Consultant, Eno Board of Advisors In January 2013, it was hard to imagine how the ambition of...

Transportation as Utility

BY ERIC PETERSON Transportation Policy Consultant, Former Deputy Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology...

Three New Visionary Ideas for the President

When President Obama gave his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, the transportation community reaction was mixed. The...

Virginia’s Transportation Funding Proposal and the User-Pay Concept

Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposal for funding transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia has been the subject of a flurry of...

Transportation Policy Resolutions for the New Year

2013 promises to be an eventful year for federal policy-making. The entire tax code and virtually all domestic spending programs are...

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