Tag: Bob Poole

Reason Foundation dispels express toll lane myths

From Bob Poole of the Reason Foundation in his Surface Transportation Innovations Newsletter: Distortions of Fact on North Carolina Toll Concession Project The I-77 express toll lanes project in Charlotte is proceeding despite an active grass-roots campaign against it. This effort is making many of the same kinds of misleading or outright false allegations about the project that have surfaced in Georgia, Texas, and elsewhere, so it’s important that transportation professionals understand what they are up against from this type of opposition. The most respectable summary of these allegations was put out in June by a think tank called Civitas NC, drawing on the work of grass-roots activists. Written by Rachael Dobi, its headline was “I-77 HOT Lanes: a Bargain… View Article

Friday Facts: February 1, 2013

February 1, 2013  It’s Friday!  February 19: Did you know that Georgia had the nation’s fourth-highest foreclosure rate in 2012? Who’s to blame? Greedy bankers? Corrupt politicians? Ignorant homeowners? Find out at the Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at Cobb County’s Georgian Club, 8 a.m. on Tuesday, February 19. The Cato Institute’s Randal O’Toole keynotes “American Dream, American Nightmare,” an explanation of the forces at play in the housing market in Georgia and in the nation, and how to rebuild the American Dream of homeownership. This event will cost $25 to attend. Find out more at http://tinyurl.com/avnapnh. Register by Friday, February 15, at http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnkQuotes of Note “If you serve a child a rotten hamburger in America, federal,… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT REMINDER January 15, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT AtlantaHave you registered yet? With just one week left until the registration deadline, seats are filling fast for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s first Leadership Breakfast of 2013! The Reason Foundation’s Robert W. Poole will keynote, “Moving Georgia Ahead: What’s Coming Down the Pike,” at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. at 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 24. Just one week after the national Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting, Poole, co-founder of the Reason Foundation, will provide an update on the outlook for transportation policy, funding and policy amid fiscal constraints and partisan politics, and describe Georgia’s options… View Article

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