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A Roadmap to Job-Creating Transportation Infrastructure

In this report on the nation's infrastructure, Wendell Cox explores the best ways to address broad public concern about our flagging transportation infrastructure without increasing both the national debt and federal deficit.
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The Great Train Robbery: Urban Transportation in the 21st Century

Co-authors Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox investigate the evolution of transit, identifying where and how various types of public transit work well, and how we can maximize the benefits of transit funding.
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Transit's Precipitous Decline

by Randal O'Toole Transit ridership in Q1 of 2017 was down 3.1% from Q1 in 2016, according the American Public Transportation Association’s latest ridership report. The association released the report without a press release...
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Deep Ellum

by John Sanphillippo I recently wrote about the need to embrace reality when it comes to land use regulation. It’s not my intention to discourage people looking to make a positive difference; I’ve just seen how things tend to play out and it doesn’t exactly favor mom and pop operations that are juggling day jobs, raising kids...
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California's Global Warming High-Speed Train

The California High-Speed Rail Authority promises to “achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in construction” and is committed to operate the system on “100% renewable energy”...
Los Angeles Central Business District, by Doc Searles
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Dispersed Cities: Starting the 3rd Decade

by Wendell Cox Cities (urban areas or settlements) have been around for millennia. Over that time, cities have changed in form and function. But the way that people move around the city has materially changed only twice.
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Preparing for the Infinite Suburb

Hyperloop-One has a Q&A with Alan Berger and Joel Kotkin, co-authors of an upcoming book titled "Infinite Suburbia". This is the third in a series of conversations during Infrastructure Week.
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Driving Alone Hits High, Transit Hits Low in Post-Car City of Los Angeles

by Wendell Cox According to NY Times and other media, the car used to be “king” in the city (municipality) of Los Angeles. Multiple stories seeks to portray the nation’s second largest municipality as a rising transit city; but has Los Angeles fundamentally changed?
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The 37 Megacities and Largest Cities: Demographia World Urban Areas: 2017

by Wendell Cox Many of the world’s biggest cities are getting bigger still. In 2017, the number of megacities --- urban areas with better than ten million people --- increased to 37 in 2017...
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Bay Area Residents (Rightly) Expect Traffic to Get Worse

by Wendell Cox In a just released poll by the Bay Area Council a majority of respondents indicated an expectation that traffic congestion in the Bay Area (the San Jose-San Francisco combined statistical area) is likely to get worse.