How Tolls Could Help Prevent a U.S. Transportation Crisis

In the midst of a federal funding disaster, a good idea emerges.


We're Driving Less, So Should We Stop Building New Roads?

Four charts that point to the merits of fix-it-first road funding.

Eric Sundquist

The Government Is Really Bad at Predicting Americans' Driving Habits

The Department of Transportation repeatedly over-estimates vehicle miles traveled.


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.


The U.S. Cities Leading the Decline in Driving

Several may surprise you.


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.

Cameron Booth

America's Driving Less, and This Evidence Suggests It's Not About the Economy

A new report compares driving trends state by state.


The Era of Pay-Per-Mile Driving Has Begun

Oregon just reinvented the gas tax.


Millennials Lead the Trend to Less Driving, But What Happens As They Get Older?

Twenty-something Americans drive about 20 percent less today than their parents.


Who Should Pay for Transportation?

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


Congestion Pricing's Enduring Public Perception Problem

The need for better awareness about traffic strategies is quite clear.


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.


Is a VMT Tax a Good Idea?

San Francisco is the latest city to consider a vehicle-miles traveled fee system.


Is Urbanism Slowing the Rise of Car Travel?

If Americans have really reached "peak driving," recent changes in land use may be a reason why.

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Why Does California's Central Valley Have Such Bad Air Pollution?

The farming communities of the Central Valley breathe some of the worst air in the nation