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Study: Companies near highways should pay for employees’ driving

Study: Companies near highways should pay for employees’ driving

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Just how much can a highway impact the local economy? A new study, “Infrastructure and the shaping of American urban geography,” from Yonn Dierwechter and Ali Modarres aims to find out to what degree businesses benefit from their proximity to the national highway system by studying Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. Given nearly 60 years of investment […]

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Delays inhibit transportation infrastructure

Delays inhibit transportation infrastructure

| April 30, 2015

Construction problems, project delays, and soaring price tags are inhibiting transportation infrastructure in the U.S. Consider the latest: Southwest Light Rail Transit, Minnesota’s largest transportation project, now requires a budget of $2 billion. The Silver Line Metro extension in the D.C. area is 13 months behind schedule and $226 million over budget. Transportation infrastructure, as we’ve written about […]

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Fee set to punish hybrid & EV owners in Wisconsin

Fee set to punish hybrid & EV owners in Wisconsin

| November 19, 2014

A new proposal in Wisconsin would mean that the state would join four other states in effectively punishing electric vehicle owners in order to compensate for the revenue lost in fuel taxes, reports the Associated Press. Proposed by Governor Scott Walker’s office, the $50 yearly charge — which was included in a $750 million package […]

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