Public Transportation


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.


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


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.