Transportation Policy

The articles I have written on surface transportation policy emphasize how our transportation system could be improved with greater reliance on market forces or a larger role for state and local governments compared to the federal government in transportation funding and management.

I am currently working on an article on How States Can Build, Manage, and Maintain Transportation Infrastructure More Cost Effectively. Other articles I have published or presentations I have given on transportation policy are below:

ARTICLES

“How to Fix Roads and Bridges without Increasing the Fuel Tax: Reform Federal Highway Policy and Use the Savings for Roads”, with Megan Hansen, Mercatus on Policy, July 2015.

“Sustaining Surface Transportation: The Highway Trust Fund and Ideas for Reform”, June 23, 2015.

“Improving the Efficiency and Equity of Highway Funding and Management: The Role of VMT Charges”, Mercatus Center Working Paper No. 14-04, February 2014.

“Why the DOT’s Role in Funding and Regulating Transportation Should be Reduced”, with Brian Deignan, Mercatus Center Working Paper No. 13-18, September 2013.

“Financing Transportation in Pennsylvania in the Twenty-First Century”, Pennsylvania Economic Review 18 (Spring 2011): 10-23.

LECTURES

“Sustaining Surface Transportation: The Highway Trust Fund and Ideas for Reform”, Capital Hill Campus Program, June 23, 2015.