Keeping Up with the Transit Turnaround

Keeping Up with the Transit Turnaround

Residents of Lawrence, Massachusetts — a city of more than 77,000 people 30 miles north of Boston — can finally do something that many people take for granted: ride a bus downtown. As the Eagle-Tribune in the nearby town of North Andover reported, before July 1 you...
Highway Funding Runs out of Gas

Highway Funding Runs out of Gas

Lawmakers writing the transportation spending bill have a problem. Actually they have 89 billion problems, because that’s how many dollars they are short between what they want to spend over the next six years and the revenue bean counters expect. Considering...
Highway Robbery

Highway Robbery

No matter how hard lawmakers try to close their eyes, click their heels, and hope for the best, they can’t make highway funding magically appear. But that doesn’t stop them fiddling and flailing as they burn through the Highway Trust Fund. The Highway...
The Cold Truth Atlanta’s Epic Traffic Jam Exposed

The Cold Truth Atlanta’s Epic Traffic Jam Exposed

Communities around the country can learn a sobering lesson from the day Atlanta literally froze up. How Congress handles one of its biggest spending decisions will indicate whether our leaders got the message. Atlanta found itself scrambling in mid-February to avoid a...
A Triumph of Sewage and Stench

A Triumph of Sewage and Stench

Just over a year ago, the Costa Concordia, a Carnival Cruise ocean liner, ran aground on an Italian reef. Thirty-two died. “We expect to fully recover from the ship incident,” the subsequent Carnival annual report told shareholders. Earlier this month,...