August 18, 2019
Congress is considering a bill that would provide states with an overwhelming incentive to get rid of red-light traffic cameras.
August 12, 2019
California landowners who had their land seized years ago through eminent domain for the state’s high-speed rail project are still waiting to be paid for the expenses owed them, for land the state might never even get around to using.
August 5, 2019
Under the law, cities using automated traffic-enforcement cameras are required to report to the state any revenues generated by the fines from the cameras.
July 11, 2019
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines gasoline taxes, how they have become less effective over time, and why states can no longer rely on them to fund state transportation projects.
June 14, 2019
A privately financed, high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas
June 12, 2019
Whitmer proposes to raise the gas tax from 26 cents per gallon to 71 cents per gallon.
May 2, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses proposed legislation in Louisiana that would gradually increase the state’s gasoline tax from 38.4 cents-per-gallon to 56.4 cents-per-gallon by 2031.
May 1, 2019
North Dakota joined 20 other states imposing fees on electric vehicles, on April 11.
April 24, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a new proposal in Wisconsin which includes a provision to hike the state fuel tax and increase fees on licensing and registration.
April 18, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed increase of Illinois’ gasoline tax along with several vehicle and registration fee hikes.
April 18, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a proposed increase in Minnesota’s gasoline taxes that would be the largest in the state’s history.
April 10, 2019
The state’s tax on gasoline would rise 18 cents to pay for roads and bridges.
April 8, 2019
An analysis of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposed 45-cent gas tax hike, and alternative tax/spending offsets.
March 27, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz is calling for a nearly 70 percent increase in the state’s tax on gasoline
March 25, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses several legislative proposals in Ohio that would increase the state’s motor-fuel tax rates and why this is not the best approach to generate revenue for the state's roads.
March 15, 2019
If project is built and put into operation, Texas Central could default on its loans, require a taxpayer bailout, or both.
March 15, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a proposed gas tax hike in Michigan that would make the state's gas tax rate the highest in the country.
March 8, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new effort in Alabama to increase the state's gasoline tax and outlines how such an increase will not address Alabama's road fund woes.
January 31, 2019
The automotive industry thought that 2018 would be the “breakthrough” year for consumer acceptance of autonomous vehicles.
January 25, 2019
California State Auditor Elaine M. Howle says mismanagement by the California High-Speed Rail Authority is responsible for cost overruns.
January 18, 2019
Bette Grande testified before a North Dakota committee about penalizing people who damage a critical infrastructure facility.
November 15, 2018
California State Auditor Finds High-Speed Rail Project Mismanagement, Cost Overruns, and Delays
October 12, 2018
Voters in San Francisco, California in November 2019 will consider a ballot question that would add a 3.25 percent tax on rides by peer-to-peer transportation network companies (TNC) such as Lyft and Uber, two popular services.
October 12, 2018
New Jersey drivers are paying even more at the pump as the state’s gasoline tax went up yet again in October.
September 21, 2018
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio approved a package of eight bills targeting Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing companies doing business in the city.
September 20, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Kentucky's gas tax, how it fails to generate needed revenue for transportation projects, and the need for a new source of road funding.
August 16, 2018
The Trump administration is looking to replace Obama-era fuel mileage requirements with less burdensome, more realistic fuel standards.
August 15, 2018
Domino’s Pizza is donating $5,000 to the City of Fitchburg, Massachusetts to fund pothole and road infrastructure repairs in the city.
July 17, 2018
Review of The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, by Christian Davenport (PublicAffairs, 2018), 320 pages, ISBN-13 978-1610398299, $20.80 on Amazon.com.
July 17, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Texas' proposed high-speed rail plan and how similar efforts have faced substantial delays and cost overruns.
July 11, 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii Mayor Kirk Caldwell rejected a proposed ordinance that would regulate fares charged by Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing companies.
July 10, 2018
The Indiana Department of Transportation (IDOT) is contracting with infrastructure consultancy firm HNTB to study how much revenue the state could raise by charging tolls on interstate highways.
June 13, 2018
The Washington, DC City Council is proposing raising taxes on ridesharing services and alcohol to increase funding for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
June 12, 2018
Nashville, Tennessee voters rejected a ballot proposal that would have increased several taxes to pay for a new, 26-mile-long, light-rail public transit system and electric-powered buses for the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority.
June 11, 2018
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla is reviewing signatures collected for a November 2018 ballot question asking voters to repeal a gas tax hike implemented less than a year ago.
May 16, 2018
An estimated 200 Uber and Lyft drivers demonstrated outside New York’s City Hall to voice their opposition to proposed ordinance that would impose new licensing fees and restrictions on peer-to-peer ridesharing services.
May 15, 2018
President Donald Trump promoted his plan to use a mix of taxpayer-funded debt financing, public-private partnerships, and direct taxpayer funding to spur infrastructure construction.
April 26, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Illinois' transportation funding problems and the taxes and fees being proposed to fill the deficit.
April 5, 2018
This week's Leaflet concerns the EPA's decision to remove burdensome regulations that limit the freedom of manufacturers and consumers alike.
December 3, 2017
On November 14, 2017, The Killeen, Texas City Council voted to reduce taxicab regulations in the city to match those imposed on Uber and Lyft drivers across the state.