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Transportation
September 23, 2020
REIMAGINING TRANSPORTATION POLICY DURING AND AFTER COVID-19
Transportation policy must adapt to the new reality that more people will be working from home in the aftermath of COVID-19.
Energy
August 13, 2020
Research & Commentary: Transportation and Climate Initiative Would Be Bad for the Bay State
Gasoline Prices Could Rise By 26 Cents Per Gallon In 2022, Diesel Prices By 52 Cents Per Gallon
Taxes
March 5, 2020
Research & Commentary: Gas Tax Increase Would Harm Bay State Economy
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed transportation funding plan in Massachusetts where drivers would pay 5 cents per gallon more for gasoline and 9 cents more per gallon for diesel.
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Taxes
February 27, 2020
Research & Commentary: Gas Tax Hike Will Not Solve Arizona’s Transportation Problems
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Arizona that would increase the state’s gasoline taxes by 18 cents a gallon by 2023.
Energy
February 20, 2020
Research & Commentary: Low-Carbon Fuel Mandate is Still a Bad Deal for Washingtonians
Gasoline Prices Could Rise By 34 Cents Per Gallon To Meet Program Emissions Goals
Taxes
February 14, 2020
Research & Commentary: Local Gas Taxes are One Tax too Many for Illinois Drivers
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill recently proposed in the Illinois General Assembly that would allow non-home rule local governments to create a municipal gas tax on top of state and federal gas taxes.

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Transportation
April 18, 2019
By Matthew Glans
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
By Matthew Glans
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 8, 2019
By Michael LaFaive
An analysis of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposed 45-cent gas tax hike, and alternative tax/spending offsets.
March 25, 2019
By Matthew Glans
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
By Baruch Feigenbaum
If project is built and put into operation, Texas Central could default on its loans, require a taxpayer bailout, or both.
March 15, 2019
By Matthew Glans
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
By Matthew Glans
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 18, 2019
By Bette Grande
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
September 20, 2018
By Matthew Glans
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
By Arianna Wilkerson
The Trump administration is looking to replace Obama-era fuel mileage requirements with less burdensome, more realistic fuel standards.
July 17, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Texas' proposed high-speed rail plan and how similar efforts have faced substantial delays and cost overruns.
April 26, 2018
By Matthew Glans
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
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet concerns the EPA's decision to remove burdensome regulations that limit the freedom of manufacturers and consumers alike.
November 20, 2017
By Steve Goreham
After eight years of promotion, subsidies, mandates, and tax credits, it's clear that most Americans don’t want electric cars.
November 17, 2017
By Justin Gallagher and Paul J. Fisher
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University found no reduction in total accidents or injuries at red-light camera intersections in Houston, Texas.
November 8, 2017
By Steve Goreham
Are U.S. Vehicle-Mileage Standards Obsolete?
October 12, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines California's high-speed rail program, the delays and cost overruns it faces, and why high-speed rail is not as efficient as supporters claim.
August 1, 2017
By Megan E. Hansen, Ethan Dursteler
A 2017 report by Strata on the economic, environmental, and safety impacts of transporting oil and gas in the U.S.
May 23, 2017
By Randal O’Toole
O'Toole provides ten reasons for the Trump administration to stop funding urban transit projects.