Public Transportation

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Japan’s Highly Energy Efficient Transportation Sector: Is It Possible for the US to Replicate?

A new study compares transportation sectors in the US and Japan, suggesting that potential crossover for American policymakers is minimal.

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A New Kind of Deal: Developing Private-Public Partnerships in a Modern Chicago

Chicago’s Commissioner of Transportation Gabe Klein talks about the role of private-public partnerships in cities today.

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Your Mother-in-Law Should Take the “El” and Other Insights Into the Value of Public Transportation

The public benefits of mass transit resulting from a reduction in traffic alone outweigh the cost of public investment in infrastructure in the LA metropolitan area.

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Municipal CFO Series: Ben Rosenfield, San Francisco

San Francisco's Controller discusses the financial implications of public investment in everything from mass transit to sports arenas

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The Regulators

How should policymakers approach regulation in settings with weak institutions

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High Speed Rail: Is It Pulling into a City Near You?

High speed rail is coming, but where should it go?

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A New Standard for Transit Investments

Livability principles can help policymakers prioritize transit spending, especially for Bus Rapid Transit.