Transportation

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    99 Percent of North Carolinians Don’t Take Public Transit to Work

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief on transportation in North Carolina. According to Sanders: A recent index of city transportation choices ranked Charlotte and Raleigh among the 10 least “car-free” metropolitans in the U.S. As the index creators explained, choosing not to commute by car “depends on lot…
    Brenee Goforth, October 21, 2019
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    NC commuters prefer cars

    More and more, North Carolinians prefer cars, and for good reason: we're blessed with room to spread out.
    Jon Sanders, October 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Department of Transportation’s cash crunch. The Daily Journal highlights the one N.C. Supreme Court case this year in which the two likely candidates for chief justice have written against each other.
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about expert concerns surrounding coastal development. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges politicians to accept reality when it comes to urban transportation.
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a multimillion-dollar federal grant designed to help boost charter school enrollment in North Carolina. John Trump’s Daily Journal argues that bicyclists who want to share the roads ought to share road costs as well.
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Just as the University of North Carolina System is searching for a new president, the chairman of its governing board steps down. Rick Henderson assesses the significance of Harry Smith’s decision for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart analyzes possible unintended negative…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2019
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    Raleigh, Charlotte among the 10 least car-free metros

    Having room to spread out and having relatively less traffic congestion are generally good things. Those aren't problems to be solved by neglecting roads and spending scarce transportation dollars disproportionately on little-used options.
    Jon Sanders, September 25, 2019
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    National Review endorses plan to drop California auto waiver

    Editors at National Review Online support the Trump administration’s approach to California auto emissions standards. The Trump administration is pushing ahead with a plan we endorsed previously. It will revoke California’s ability to set separate greenhouse-gas standards for cars — so that a single policy will apply to the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2019