In episode 4 of the Market Urbanism podcast, we talk with Nicole Gelinas of the Manhattan Institute, and Nick Zaiac of the R Street Institute, about how to reform U.S. transit systems.
In episode 3 of the Market Urbanism podcast, we discuss how bikeshare, scooters, and other alternative transit solutions can help cities.
Building more housing will inevitably cause more congestion. The answer is to price the space where the congestion occurs.
Many planners have their minds made up on which cities do and don't work. But multiple factors make the debate complicated.
New Yorkers' quality-of-life suffers from the negative impacts of cars. This is partly because residents themselves won't relinquish car ownership.
California HSR will only become a reality once it controls costs, installs value capture, and embraces incrementalism.
Some suggestions for how road tolling can grow more widely-accepted.
Federal transportation money gets redistributed to rural areas - amounting to a raw deal for major metros.
Countries grow more prosperous as they urbanise - but not if the state gets in the way.
Closing the hub is not some pie-in-the-sky proposition. The lost capacity could be made up for elsewhere in metro Boston.
There has been some criticism of microtransit. Here I dissect the different points.
A conversation about public transit reform in America with Nick Zaiac and Nicole Gelinas.
Contrary to the "induced demand" theory, Houston has relieved congestion by building more roads.
Despite the billions spent on the Kennedy-Lincoln bridge expansions, traffic has actually declined.
Austin could be a city where dockless scooters thrive. But this will require more density and safer road design.
Having an active airport next to a downtown area that's ready to densify has proven incompatible.
New York City's airports have infrastructure that was once considered opulent, but is now dated.
Cincinnati's visitors use the new ride, but seemingly few who live here.
Jane Jacobs died before Uber really took off. But an old interview suggests she was a fan of such micro-transit.
As transit systems grow antiquated, cities should try nimbler options.
If the U.S. really wants to look to Europe for transit advice, it should explore the continent's various privatization experiments.
Letting TNCs use bus-only lanes for a fee would maximize the usage of the space during slow periods.
A new audit shows that New Jersey Transit, once a top transit agency, has fallen. Is it time for a radical rethink of what a transit agency should be?
Government cannot credibly invest in the companies of the future, nor can it wisely pick the right locales for infrastructure.