Infrastructure’s Hiding Hand

When politicians plan to update our transportation infrastructure, they are influenced by a hidden hand that can be benevolent or malevolent.

Throwback Thursday: Sending Tanks (and Thanks) to a Canal

As our first Throwback Thursday, we look at the present and the past with the 2,000 barrel beer tanks that traveled on the Erie Canal.

The Magic of the MetroCard

The introduction of just one small MetroCard transformed NYC by lowering the transaction costs for traveling to work and friends in different boroughs.

What State Gasoline Taxes and a LUST Fund Have in Common

A LUST Trust Fund and higher state gasoline taxes may come in handy if massive federal infrastructure spending becomes more doubtful.

Why One Town Likes a Traffic Jam

The story of a Breezewood, Pennsylvania traffic jam is really about the mysteries created by federal infrastructure spending.

Will Your Holiday Gift Arrive On Time?

The surge in demand for fast and free e-commerce deliveries has made the shipper’s “last mile” the most challenging segment of your package’s journey.

Why It’s Not So Easy to Agree on Infrastructure Spending

While many of us agree that we need to repair and replace our transportation infrastructure, the Congress will have a tough time with the spending details.

Sweden’s Switch to Driving on the Right

The cost of Sweden’s switch to right-hand traffic included new signs, the one-way streets that were reversed and the buses that had to get new doors.

Why It’s Tough to Solve Traffic Congestion

First in the nation for gridlock, Washington, D.C. has a #1 award that no one wants. During 2014, D.C.’s average rush hour driver lost 82 hours in congestion. Think 10 years and you’ve used up a month. While traffic jams create…

Weekly Roundup: From Achieving Success to Paying for Dates

Weekly News Roundup Sunday 05.22.16 How healthy labels help firms compete…more Monday 05.23.16 The economic side of dating…more Tuesday 05.24.16 Why sharing train tracks is a problem…more Wednesday 05.25.16 The déjà vu part of the candidates’ tax plans …more Thursday 05.26.16 How attractiveness relates to success…more Friday…