Transportation

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Bill to unplug subsidies for electric vehicles clears Senate committee

“We are going to put this to rest,” Marble said. “Because they are pretty much not needed according to the Colorado Energy Office.” — Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Weld/Larimer

By Sherrie Peif · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Amy Oliver Cooke, Energy, Gold Dome, Michael Sandoval, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Transportation
Colorado transit doesn’t need state funding

Colorado transit doesn’t need state funding

What’s left out is that most transit funding comes from the regional level.

By Randal O'Toole · February 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Politics, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
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Reason #8 most Americans don’t ride transit: Life is complicated

For most Americans, transit doesn’t serve the complexity of most of their adult lives.

By Randal O'Toole · February 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
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Reason #7 most Americans don’t ride transit: It doesn’t carry freight

Carrying large packages, suitcases, or shopping bags on transit is awkward at best and impossible at worst.

By Randal O'Toole · February 2, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · National, Randal O'Toole, 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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation