Friday Facts: June 14, 2013

Are curbside bus services (like Megabus) really as unsafe as a federal study claimed?

Priced Managed Lanes: A Proven Mobility Option Grows in Popularity

By Matthew Click Today, states across the country face the daunting challenge of providing reliable transportation alternatives in their metropolitan areas. Urban congestion results in wasted fuel and time for people and puts American businesses at a disadvantage when compared to their global competitors.  While urban transit options help some people commute to work, and freight railroads keep goods moving, the vast majority of Americans drive their cars to work and the vast majority of goods are distributed by trucks. Moving into the future, transit and freight railroads will continue … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: June 7, 2013

Where does Georgia rank in the nation on state debt per capita?

Technology and Transportation, a Win-Win Move

It’s time to take advantage of the technologies that facilitate public transit use.

Friday Facts: May 17, 2013

How willing are consumers to ride in a car controlled entirely by technology that does not require a human driver?

Gaming the System for Transit Funds

There’s been a massive decline in senior bus passengers in Luzerne County, Pa., after allegations in July 2012 that bus drivers were counting “ghost riders” to increase state funding. Drivers manually log senior riders, who must produce a senior transit ID card or Medicare card. Each senior rider means about 30 cents in funds for the authority from the state lottery system. Senior ridership was counted at 71,754 in June 2012, dropped to 30,535 in January and was 22,101 in April. The county transportation authority’s executive director said bus drivers … Continue Reading →

A Not-so-August Vote in St. Augustine, Fla.

Is commuter rail between Jacksonville, Fla., and St. Augustine worth the cost?

Cincinnati Enquirer Quotes Foundation on Streetcar Costs

Cincinnati Enquirer seeks Foundation’s view on streetcar budget overruns

When is Transportation Policy Not About Transportation?

President Obama’s pick for Secretary of Transportation doesn’t inspire much hope for congestion relief and mobility.

Friday Facts: April 5, 2013

Tax Freedom Day cometh, but five days later than 2012!

Partnerships Needed in Overhaul of MARTA

Mobility management focuses on what the discussion should be about: service to the customers of transit systems and the taxpayers who support them.

Friday Facts: December 21, 2012

Government using taxpayer dollars to hire someone to get government to give more taxpayer dollars to government = Big Government.

Friday Facts: December 7, 2012

In the 1970s, when the top rate on wage and salary income was 50 % and 70% on investment income, high earners spent much of their time and energy seeking tax shelters, Michael Barone points out.

National Transportation Expert Robert Poole
Keynotes Foundation’s first event of 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY   December 7, 2012   Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Atlanta – Just one week after attending the national Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting, national transportation expert Robert W. Poole will keynote, “Moving Georgia Ahead: What’s Coming Down the Pike,” a January 24, 2013, Leadership Breakfast hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. Poole is director of transportation policy and Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow at Reason Foundation, which he co-founded. An MIT-trained engineer, Poole has advised the Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: November 9, 2012

What to expect after the November 6 elections: More school choice in Georgia; for the nation, regulations, a fiscal cliff and an entitlement cliff. .

Competition Can Add Jobs, Cut MARTA Losses

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an op-ed by Foundation Vice President Benita M. Dodd on Tuesday, October 30, that proposed MARTA’s deficit be reduced through managed competition, including privatization and outsourcing at the transit agency.

Friday Facts: October 26, 2012

Did you now that between 1992-2009, Georgia’s student population grea 41 percent and school personnel grew 80 percent?

Friday Facts: October 19, 2012

What happens if the federal health care is overturned?

Friday Facts: September 7, 2012

The fuel-saving technologies mandated by President Obama’s CAFE rule will boost car costs by around $3,000, pricing 7 million people out of the market.