Transportation

Reason #6 most Americans don’t ride transit: Its infrastructure is crumbling

Reason #6 most Americans don’t ride transit: Its infrastructure is crumbling

Rather than maintain transit systems in a state of good repair, the transit industry has chosen to build more transit lines that it can’t afford to maintain.

By Randal O'Toole · January 21, 2017 · 0 comments · National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
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
Coloradans shouldn’t be forced to subsidize electric vehicle whims of a wealthy few

Coloradans shouldn’t be forced to subsidize electric vehicle whims of a wealthy few

As the state struggles to fund roads and bridges, there is no justification for forcing rural or low-income Coloradans to subsidize wealthier Front Range residents who want to buy a second or third vehicle.

By Michael Sandoval · January 16, 2017 · 0 comments · Energy, Environment, Michael Sandoval, Politics, Taxes, Transportation
Reason #3 most Americans don’t ride transit: It’s expensive

Reason #3 most Americans don’t ride transit: It’s expensive

Bottom line: If you already have a car, the variable cost of taking your car on any particular trip will be far less than the cost of riding transit.

By Randal O'Toole · January 13, 2017 · 0 comments · 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
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Reason #1 why most Americans don’t ride transit: It’s slow

Taken as a whole, urban transit averages 14.1 mph, less than half the speed of driving in most cities.

By Randal O'Toole · January 11, 2017 · 0 comments · National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
Suburbs still the dominant American lifestyle, even for Millennials

Suburbs still the dominant American lifestyle, even for Millennials

Much of the city/suburb debate is a struggle over who gets to tax residents of an urban area.

By Randal O'Toole · December 27, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation, Uran Renewal
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
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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
Blake: Vail Resorts now has buyer’s remorse over ‘handshake agreement’ with government

Blake: Vail Resorts now has buyer’s remorse over ‘handshake agreement’ with government

The proposed lift-ticket tax was passed overwhelmingly by the town’s voters last November. But almost immediately the council decided the parking garage wasn’t a priority.

By Peter Blake · October 19, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Peter Blake, Politics, Taxes, Transportation