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  • Relieving Congestion with Adaptive Cruise Control0

    • December 5, 2012

    Last month, the National Transportation Safety Board listed mandatory adaptive cruise control and other collision-avoidance technologies as one of its ten most wanted safety improvements in 2013. Such a mandate, the NTSB estimates, could reduce highway fatalities by 50 percent. Honda’s illustration of how adaptive cruise control can reduce congestion. In normal traffic, when a […]

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  • Streetcars as an Intelligence Test0

    • December 4, 2012

    The Antiplanner spent much of last week in San Antonio releasing a review of the city’s plans for a downtown streetcar. The trip turned out to be a lot more hectic (and with a lot less Internet access) than I expected, which is why I made so few posts last week. Sometimes I wonder if […]

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  • Can We Drop the Fantasy That Transit Is Green?0

    • November 26, 2012

    Atlantic blogger Eric Jaffe asks, “Can we stop pretending cars are greener than transit?” It’s a pointless question because no one really says that cars are greener than transit. On the other hand, claims that transit is greener than cars are vastly overblown. Jeffe makes a few duffer mistakes that show he hasn’t thought this […]

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  • The Columbia River Crossing Is (or at Least Should Be) Dead0

    • November 21, 2012

    Taxpayers for Common Sense recently released a report (see page 27) that finds $2 trillion in budget cuts that will allow Congress to avoid the “fiscal cliff”–and one of those cuts is the Columbia River Crossing. The agency planning this bridge has managed to spend well over $130 million without accomplishing anything except to design […]

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  • Density’s Parking Impact0

    • November 13, 2012

    The City of Portland has approved numerous massive four- and five-story apartment buildings in neighborhoods of single-family homes separated by streets of single-story shops. These buildings stress the infrastructure built to handle a smaller population, which is most obvious in the increased traffic and parking problems–especially since many of the buildings are designed without parking. […]

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  • The Case for Privatizing Amtrak0

    • November 9, 2012

    On Monday, the Cato Institute will release the Antiplanner’s latest paper, Stopping the Runaway Train: The Case for Privatizing Amtrak. Antiplanner readers can preview the paper today. Amtrak’s Empire Builder outside of Glacier National Park, September 13, 2010. (Click image for a larger view.) The case against Amtrak is simple. Before Amtrak took over the […]

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