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  • Congress should approve Trump’s effort to stop funding local transit boondoggles

    Congress should approve Trump’s effort to stop funding local transit boondoggles0

    • May 17, 2017

    by Randal O’Toole President Trump has proposed to stop funding new New Starts projects. New Starts, along with its subsidiary program Small Starts, is a multi-billion-dollar fund created by Congress, and funneled through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), that gives cities incentives to build the most expensive transit systems possible so they can get “their

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  • Using Disparate Impact to Restore Housing Affordability and Property Rights in Colorado

    Using Disparate Impact to Restore Housing Affordability and Property Rights in Colorado1

    • March 17, 2017

    Fair-housing advocates should question policies that increase housing costs by intruding on private property rights. These include growth- management tools such as urban-growth boundaries, the use of eminent domain for economic development, rent control, inclusionary zoning, and excessive impact fees, all of which benefit a few at everyone else’s expense. In approving the disparate- impact doctrine, the Supreme Court has offered a tool to both affordable-housing advocates and property-rights advocates for undoing these rules and policies that make housing less affordable.

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  • Colorado transit doesn’t need state funding

    Colorado transit doesn’t need state funding0

    • February 21, 2017

    by Randal O’Toole According to a misleading new report, Colorado ranks 29th in per capita funding for transit, spending just one-twentieth of the national average. Thus, there is a “funding gap” for public transit. But Colorado apparently ranks 29th only in state transit funding. What’s left out is that most transit funding comes from the

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  • O’Toole: Blame Urban Planners

    O’Toole: Blame Urban Planners0

    • April 5, 2016

    Blaming the highways for planners’ poor ideas is the same as blaming a two-by-four for an architect’s poor building design.

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  • Why rapid-buses are preferable to rail transit0

    • August 12, 2014

    Transit agencies from Baltimore to San Diego and from Seattle to St. Petersburg are planning new light-rail lines. Yet light-rail is not only vastly more expensive than buses, it is slower, less comfortable, less convenient and has lower capacities than a well-designed rapid-bus system. Being expensive to build, light-rail can only reach parts of a

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  • How Congress can avoid the “transportation cliff”0

    • June 3, 2014

    President Obama’s recent visit to the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York was intended to push Congress to approve billions of dollars in infrastructure spending increases. But throwing more money at transit just puts more cash into the hands of government contractors, while doing little for commuters. The federal Highway Trust Fund is expected to

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