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.
Labor market frictions exacerbate lower pay for women.
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.
Issue Brief Economic research shows how cutting health care, environmental, and nutrition programs means unhealthy children today and a less productive workforce tomorrow.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule on conflicts of interest will protect savers and retirees, as well as improve trust in financial advice.
Workers are finding jobs, but most still need a raise.
Major federal health programs now cover millions more Americans while costing less than was expected in earlier estimates that did not include the Affordable Care Act.
A rule recently proposed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency could help facilitate a more affordable and fair housing market.
Metrorail’s recent daylong shutdown resulted in more than 76,000 hours lost in travel time, costing an estimated $1.2 million. Continuing to underfund a troubled system is far costlier than fixing it.
The House budget makes choices that are terrible for working families but popular with wealthy Republican donors. These priorities are out of touch with the American people and a majority of Republican voters.
Charts Labor market indicators show a healthy economy that has room to grow.
Expanding opportunity through finance demands attention to demography, technology, and sound public policy.
States and the federal government should support promising local initiatives to build streets that serve all users, not just vehicles.
Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping all South Carolina women gain economic security.