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Reason #5 most Americans don’t ride transit:  Our cities aren’t built for it

Reason #5 most Americans don’t ride transit: Our cities aren’t built for it

Housing, jobs, and other destinations are so diffused throughout American urban areas that they don’t generate the large numbers of people moving from one point to another that mass transit needs to work.

By Randal O'Toole · January 16, 2017 · 0 comments · Denver, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
Reason #2 why most Americans don’t ride transit: It doesn’t go where you want to go

Reason #2 why most Americans don’t ride transit: It doesn’t go where you want to go

Making transit systems work for more people would require using more small-box transit: small buses, vans, and so forth.

By Randal O'Toole · January 12, 2017 · 0 comments · Denver, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
DRCOG planning a gridlocked future for Denver Metro Area

DRCOG planning a gridlocked future for Denver Metro Area

The convenience of short travel times enhances each person’s participation in the free market.

By Bruce Baker · December 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Transportation, Uncategorized, Westminster
Mitch Morrissey - via Denver District Attorney's Office

DA Morrissey’s hire of nephew spurs accusation of nepotism

“Other investigators have to help him do his job, which puts a burden on those investigators. While he is gone doing ride alongs his work has to be done by other investigators. If he was qualified for the job this wouldn’t be happening,” the source said.

By Todd Shepherd · December 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Criminal Justice, Denver, Legal
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RTD’s unreliable A-Line: How flawed incentives lead to poor performance

Without the discipline of user fees, everything that’s happening with the A line should have been expected.

By Randal O'Toole · November 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
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Blake: DIA sends ominous signals on cab competition

There has been a healthy trend toward more competition in ground transportation in Colorado. The airport would be taking a step backward by trying to re-establish a monopoly or near-monopoly.

By Peter Blake · September 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Legal, Peter Blake, Transportation
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How Denver’s subsidized housing scheme helps keep wages low

This ill-conceived subsidy scheme allows low wage employers to continue paying low wages, and will hurt those that it is intended to help.

By Brian Vande Krol · September 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Economy
Blake: Denver Water’s empire building

Blake: Denver Water’s empire building

The Aurora Water Department, squirreled away on the 3rd floor of its city hall, can only envy the empire building of its larger neighbor.

By Peter Blake · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Peter Blake
Benefits of Denver’s rail transit being wildly overstated

Benefits of Denver’s rail transit being wildly overstated

Redevelopment has taken place mainly, if not only, where tax-increment financing and other subsidies have supported it.

By Randal O'Toole · May 24, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
Colorado House Bill 1334: Inclusionary zoning makes housing less affordable

Colorado House Bill 1334: Inclusionary zoning makes housing less affordable

Inclusionary zoning modestly benefits a few chosen families, but it does nothing to make housing more broadly affordable. The legislature would be wise to avoid giving that authority to counties.

By Randal O'Toole · April 17, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Gold Dome, Politics, Property rights, Randal O'Toole