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The Unpopular Step That Would Popularize Electric Vehicles

Two words: tax carbon.

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The Key to Saving the U.S. Transportation Program

Cities and towns need more power over federal funds.

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As Gas Prices Fluctuate, Support for Mass Transit Rises

We're attracted to the stability of bus and rail fares — not just their lower cost.

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America's Cities Are Still Too Afraid to Make Driving Unappealing

Tough policies are the ones that would truly change commuter habits, but we're barely seeing them.

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How Driverless Cars Could Save the Government Lots and Lots of Money

In an autonomous world, many long-delayed improvements will be rendered obsolete.

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9 Reasons the U.S. Ended Up So Much More Car-Dependent Than Europe

Understanding mistakes of the past can help guide U.S. transportation policy in the future.

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How the Politics of Transportation Made Chris Christie, and Could Break Him

The New Jersey governor became a conservative icon after shutting down a major tunnel project. Now, his reputation hangs in the balance.

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We Urgently Need to Fix the Gas Tax

It's not too soon to start discussing how to keep the Highway Trust Fund from bankruptcy.

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Someday Soon You'll Pay for Every Mile You Drive

A small fee based on each mile traveled, with a surcharge during rush-hour and on city roads, may be the optimal road-funding model.

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We Could Fix America's Highways If Every Driver Kicked In an Extra $4.66 Per Month

A new report shows what it would take to balance the Highway Trust Fund.

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These 2 Charts Prove American Drivers Don't Pay Enough for Roads

The failure is especially clear when compared to spending by Europeans.

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Who Should Pay for Transportation?

A new generation of funding schemes turns the "user fee" on its head.

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In Oregon, Pushing Ahead With Road Use Fees

The state's latest pilot program overcomes privacy concerns by giving drivers five options, from full tracking to none at all.

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Why Virginia's Governor Wants to Tax Prius Drivers

The plan isn't as crazy as it sounds. It's just bad policy.

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Will We Finally See an Increase to State and Federal Gas Taxes?

Long a political poison, lawmakers are bringing fuel charges back to the bargaining table.