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Trump’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

A $1 trillion infrastructure package that the Trump administration is considering has some advantages over a proposal by Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, but still will require far too much deficit spending on things that private industry and transportation users should be willing to pay for themselves.

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We Were Warned

Social distancing is the proper short‐​term response to COVID-19, but it’s an appropriate response in the long run as well.

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Is Amtrak Guilty of Securities Fraud?

Amtrak’s claims that 2019 passenger revenues covered all but $29 million of its costs are a complete misrepresentation of the truth, which is that it lost more than $1 billion in 2019.

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Living in a Fantasy World

Austin planners have made unrealistic assumptions about future travel patterns that will lead to misspent tax dollars, increased consumer costs, and greater traffic congestion.

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LA Metro’s Climate Strategy

Contrary to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, reductions in Los Angeles bus service and bus ridership are actually helping the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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150 Years of Boondoggles

The 150th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad should be a day of mourning for the biggest boondoggle of nineteenth‐​century America.

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NY-NJ Should Put Up or Shut Up

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is upset that the Trump Administration won’t fund 81 percent of an expensive tunnel under the Hudson River, but the administration is merely following Congressional direction.