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Transportation
October 12, 2017
Research & Commentary: High-Speed Rail Is a Bad Option for States
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.
Transportation
August 1, 2017
Pipelines, Rail & Trucks
A 2017 report by Strata on the economic, environmental, and safety impacts of transporting oil and gas in the U.S.
Transportation
May 23, 2017
10 Reasons to Stop Subsidizing Urban Transit
O'Toole provides ten reasons for the Trump administration to stop funding urban transit projects.
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Transportation
December 27, 2016
Research & Commentary: Dramatic Gas Tax Hike Won’t Help Alaska Maintain Its Roads
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) recently introduced a proposal to hike the state’s gas tax rate as part of his 2018 budget plan. The tax would quadrouple from 8 cents per gallon to 24 cents per gallon on July 1, 2018.
Economy
September 15, 2016
Taxis Versus Uber: The Regulations, the People, the Money and the Future
This paper, written by National Center for Policy Analysis research associate David Sobczak, examines how taxicab regulations have benefitted taxicab owners and companies, and negatively affected consumers.
Regulation
August 24, 2016
Comments of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, et al. concerning Volkswagen's Consent Decree
These comments argue the court court should not approve the national Zero Emissions Vehicle investment component of Volkswagen's proposed partial consent decree.

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Transportation
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.
December 27, 2016
By Matthew Glans
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) recently introduced a proposal to hike the state’s gas tax rate as part of his 2018 budget plan. The tax would quadrouple from 8 cents per gallon to 24 cents per gallon on July 1, 2018.
September 15, 2016
By David Sobczak
This paper, written by National Center for Policy Analysis research associate David Sobczak, examines how taxicab regulations have benefitted taxicab owners and companies, and negatively affected consumers.
August 24, 2016
By Staff, CEI
These comments argue the court court should not approve the national Zero Emissions Vehicle investment component of Volkswagen's proposed partial consent decree.
August 24, 2016
By Staff, IER
The Obama Administration is again making it more expensive to live in America by imposing carbon dioxide emissions restrictions on heavy and medium sized trucks, which will do nothing to fight climate change but will cost companies and consumers more.
June 16, 2016
By Nathan Makla
State and local lawmakers continue to deal with increased traffic congestion across the United States. In Chicago, a trip that would typically take 30 minutes in free-flowing traffic can now take more than 60 minutes during peak driving times.
June 1, 2016
By Leonard Gilroy and Amy Pelletier
High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes are limited-access lanes reserved for buses and other high occupancy vehicles but open to single occupant vehicles upon payment of a toll.
June 1, 2016
By Peter Samuel
With many states leasing, or considering leasing, their major toll roads and turnpikes to private companies, concerned drivers are eager to learn more about the potential implications.