Transportation

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Legal action has shined a spotlight on a controversy involving a multimillion-dollar N.C. Medicaid contract. Donald van der Vaart analyzes the controversy on the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains why he believes Gov. Roy Cooper’s approach to post-COVID-19 budget issues has been…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
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    Public Transportation and COVID-19

    An MIT study on the factors that contributed to the transmission of COVID-19 has gotten a lot of traction recently. Dominic Coletti, research intern at the John Locke Foundation, wrote a research brief this week examining the report and explaining what it could mean for North Carolina. Coletti writes: A…
    Brenee Goforth, May 28, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The COVID-19 pandemic has generated new attention for telemedicine. Jordan Roberts shares key insights from his latest research on the topic during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson dissects an audit that contends North Carolina’s Department of Transportation overspent its annual budget by $742…
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2020
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    Supreme Court Affirms Compensation for Victims of MAP Act

    The MAP Act has been a thorn in the side of North Carolina’s property rights laws since it was enacted in the late ‘80s. A recent article in the Fayetteville Observer quotes the writings of JLF’s Director of Legal Studies, Jon Guze, to describe the impact of the law:…
    Brenee Goforth, May 7, 2020
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    How N.C. DOT spent $742 million more than its budget

    Poor cash management resulted in massive overspending, which left the agency in dire financial straits in 2019. These challenges are again critical as the legislature plans to use $300 million in CARES Act funds to offset the collapse in gas tax revenues. State Auditor Beth Wood’s report on…
    Joseph Coletti, May 5, 2020
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    Unanimous state Supreme Court rules mostly against N.C. DOT in latest Map Act case

    The N.C. Supreme Court unanimously agrees that the N.C. Department of Transportation must pay a Fayetteville couple for taking their property. That taking took place in 1992 when DOT included the property in a corridor map tied to the controversial state Map Act. But the high court ruling does…
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2020
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    COVID-19 and the future of mass transit

    Randal O’Toole writes for the Federalist about COVID-19’s implications for a form of transportation that crams many people into small, confined spaces. When most of the nation’s governors shut down nonessential businesses and directed people to stay at home, they made the mistake of keeping urban transit systems…
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2020
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    JLF Signs Letter to Trump Administration Supporting the SAFE Rule

    On April 6, 2020, the John Locke Foundation, along with dozens of other nonprofit organizations, signed on to an American Energy Alliance letter to the Trump administration. The letter expresses the coalition’s support for the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule. The SAFE Vehicles Rule amends the long-standing Corporate Average…
    Brenee Goforth, April 21, 2020