How to Look at Infrastructure

To see the need for hard and soft infrastructure, we can look back at the catastrophic Donner Party and ahead to contemporary legislation.

Where and Why We Move

Where and why we move takes us to our migration patterns, to our transportation infrastructure, and to truck driver shortages.

Concrete Decisions for the U.S. Transportation Infrastructure

The transportation component of the Biden infrastructure bill included repairing 10,000 bridges and modernizing 20,000 miles of roads.  It also has plans for air, rail, water, and public transport:   The report from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)…

What Your Time is Really Worth

Lyft can come in handy when economists need to calculate the dollar value of time for us and for government.

Where Melting Snow and Ice Create New Shipping Lanes

Thinking about melting snow and ice, we can ask how soon there will be Arctic shipping lanes that provide new trade routes.

How the Pandemic Changed Six Kinds of Traffic

Looking at the six traffic changes that relate to the pandemic, we can see their current impact and wonder which ones will last.

The Ups and Downs of the Jumbo Jet

Planning for a post pandemic world, the airline industry is figuring out what to do with its jumbo jets although now some have been useful.

The Transit Trends That Coronavirus Created

A global look at air travel, driving, walking, and public transportation reveals the transit trends created by the pandemic.

Should We Charge Electric Cars?

With the depletion of the Highway Trust Fund, Congress needs to decide if its new funding sources will include a pay-by-the-mile tax that charges EVs.

Six Facts That We Need to Know About Globalization

Globalization is a gargantuan topic. Reflecting the world’s economic interdependence, it is about goods, services, and supply chains. It takes us to multinational corporations, to trade agreements, to foreign exchange, and much more. But still, six facts can say a…