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  • "You Cannot Avoid Traffic"… and Other Myths0

    “This idea will solve traffic congestion permanently.” No credible transportation official ever seems to say this anymore. Certainly, many will imply that the latest transitfad will somehow, magically reduce traffic and congestion, but they know that no investment will ever solve congestion.

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  • "Smart Growth" Makes Housing Unaffordable0

    Smart-growth planning and other land-use restrictions create artificial housing shortages that dramatically reduce housing affordability. Penalties from planning cost Colorado homebuyers $4 billion in 2005, which is far more than any possible benefits from such planning. Local officials should remover barriers to housing construction and find better ways to attain the benefits smart growth is supposed to produce.

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  • "Rail to Vail" Proposal is Wasteful and Useless0

    A few have called it “visionary.” For most taxpayers, however, the “Rail to Vail” proposal is best described as “wasteful and useless.”  It will eat up billions of our scarce tax dollars and provide literally no benefits to most Coloradoans. 
    Anyone who has driven I-70 into the mountains knows that traffic congestion is a problem at certain times and that the problem is getting worse. The issue is how to solve the problem in the most cost-effective manner. There are better, proven technologies to solve traffic congestion on I-70. The last unproven technology we bought was the DIA baggage system, and now some people want to build one that you can stick people into and launch them over the Continental Divide!

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  • “You’ll Be Given Cushy Jobs”0

    Mame Reiley, a professional political activist who supports liberal Democratic causes in Virginia, recently resigned from the board of directors of the Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority (WMAA), the entity that is extending Metrorail to the Dulles Airport. Immediately upon resigning, the authority hired her as an “advisor” and will pay her $180,000 a year. Since […]

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  • “Just One-Seventh of Capacity”0

    The San Francisco Chronicle is aghast that new 140-seat ferry boats between South San Francisco and Oakland/Alameda are filling an average of just 20 of their seats (scroll down to “On the line”). The service, which cost $42 million to start up, was expensive enough at projected ridership rates, but actual ridership so far is […]

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  • “Environmental Justice” Is Neither0

    When Congress created the New Starts fund for new rail transit projects in 1991, it required that the grants be awarded to projects that were “cost effective.” This same requirement was applied to the small starts fund, for transit projects costing less than $250 million, which Congress created in 2003. The Obama administration, however, is […]

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Amy Oliver Cooke, Director
Email: Amy@i2i.org
Phone: 303-279-6536, ext 107


Amy Oliver Cooke, Director
Email: Amy@i2i.org
Phone: 303-279-6536, ext 107

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