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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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  • 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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  • RTD finally deserves a compliment

    RTD finally deserves a compliment0

    • December 1, 2016

    by Jon Caldara As you may know, I have a hard time giving RTD a compliment. But they’ve earned one. My political career started when I was elected to the Regional Transportation District board in 1994, where I later became chairman. I was quick to realize that not only does RTD do little to increase

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