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Wrong-Headed Economics Stops Us Replacing Lead Pipes

Kevin DeGood discusses why fiscal austerity on issues like the Flint water crisis harms the entire nation.

by Kevin DeGood | Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Danger of Measuring Roadway Congestion Wrong

Wilshire Boulevard article icon Issue Brief By measuring congestion as a reduction in vehicle speed, the U.S. Department of Transportation will penalize states and regions that invest in public transportation—especially traditional bus and bus rapid transit systems.

by Kevin DeGood | Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Can New Transportation Technologies Improve Equity and Access to Opportunity?

A driver for the ridesharing service Lyft uses Lyft's smartphone app. article icon Issue Brief Rapid advances in technology, including mobile applications that facilitate ridesharing, are transforming surface transportation with the potential to expand transit ridership, social equity, and access to opportunity.

by Kevin DeGood and Andrew Schwartz | Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Leveraging New Transportation Technology to Increase Affordable Housing

Local leaders must begin to review long-range transportation, housing, and community development plans to take advantage of the revolution occurring in infrastructure.

by Kevin DeGood | Wednesday, February 17, 2016

How Congress Should Respond to the Flint Water Crisis

A Flint water towerThe water crisis in Flint was both foreseeable and preventable; Congress must ensure this never happens again by increasing infrastructure funding and strengthening oversight.

by Kevin DeGood and Greg Dotson | Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Larry Hogan’s hovering white elephant

Kevin DeGood argues that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan should prioritize cost-beneficial investments that will bring real benefits to the state over the so-called maglev train.

by Kevin DeGood | Friday, January 22, 2016

Complete Streets: Orlando, Florida

Pedestrians walk in the rain article icon Issue Brief The Orlando metropolitan region’s Complete Streets initiative is a cost-effective way to improve mobility and safety for all system users—yet it remains unbuilt.

by Kevin DeGood | Thursday, December 17, 2015

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 4

Birmingham interchange article icon Issue Brief The Northern Beltline in Birmingham, Alabama, is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.

by Kevin DeGood | Thursday, December 3, 2015

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 3

Wisconsin highway article icon Issue Brief Wisconsin State Highway 23 is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.

by Kevin DeGood | Monday, September 28, 2015

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 2

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport article icon Issue Brief The West Bay Parkway is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.

by Kevin DeGood | Monday, September 28, 2015

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 1

The beach in Panama City, Florida article icon Issue Brief The Gulf Coast Parkway is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.

by Kevin DeGood | Monday, September 28, 2015

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Misses an Opportunity for Reform

Morning rush hourSenate highway authorization fails to make needed reforms to reduce congestion, improve overall system performance, or direct federal funds flow to projects that will provide the greatest return on investment.

by Kevin DeGood | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Top 5 Worst Provisions in the House FY 2016 Transportation Appropriations Bill

Amtrak train PhiladelphiaThe House transportation appropriations bill would roll back essential safety regulations and cut core infrastructure programs, harming America’s competitiveness and mobility.

by Kevin DeGood | Friday, June 12, 2015

Understanding Amtrak and the Importance of Passenger Rail in the United States

Amtrak train article icon Issue Brief Amtrak is a valuable national asset that requires proper federal investment if it is to meet the country’s future transportation and economic development needs.

by Kevin DeGood | Thursday, June 4, 2015

4 Essential Questions About Air Traffic Control Privatization

Air traffic control article icon Issue Brief Given the magnitude of the changes that privatizing the operation of air traffic controls would bring about—in aviation governance; industry taxation; and potentially, safety—proponents must be able to show that benefits will clearly exceed costs.

by Kevin DeGood | Tuesday, May 5, 2015