Transportation

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    Airlines and the coronavirus

    John Fund of National Review Online offers a recommendation to address airlines struggling with the impact of the coronavirus. Analysts agree that the government is likely to step in and help U.S. airlines as they slash schedules and lay off employees. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former director of the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 17, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    If not for Carolina Journal’s reporting, few people would have learned that the N.C. Department of Transportation had purchased a former circus train and parked its cars in a wooded area of Nash County. Rick Henderson discusses that story for the next Carolina Journal Radio. Henderson also…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Department of Transportation’s purchase of a former circus train. It sits unused in a wooded area of Nash County. The Daily Journal highlights an unusual delay in release of major N.C. Supreme Court opinions.
    Mitch Kokai, February 25, 2020
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    Don’t hold your breath for widespread use of electric vehicles

    Abby Smith writes for the Washington Examiner about future prospects for electric vehicles. Consumers have been slow to buy electric cars, despite there being many more electrified options. The Sustainable Energy Factbook notes there are 44 pure battery-electric models and 35 plug-in hybrid models for sale in North…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2020
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    Gas Tax Not Cutting It? Coletti Comments for Triangle Business Journal

    Last Friday, January 24, the Triangle Business Journal published an article on North Carolina’s gas tax that featured JLF’s Joe Coletti. The piece, written by senior staff writer Lauren Ohnesorge, focused on how North Carolina could deal with its aging highway system, relatively high gas taxes, and the rise in…
    Brenee Goforth, January 31, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The Medicaid expansion lobby is cranking up its campaign again now that Kansas has decided to move forward with expansion. Jordan Roberts assesses the potential impact of Kansas’ decision on North Carolina during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti analyzes North Carolina’s current system…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2020
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    Trump Wants to Build Roads Faster: Our Mitch Kokai Comments

    This week, JLF’s Mitch Kokai was quoted in a piece for Triangle Business Journal on the president’s recent infrastructure announcement. The reporter, Lauren Ohnesorge, explains: In a speech in the Roosevelt Room Thursday… [Trump told] reporters that it can take more than 10 years “just to get a permit to build…
    Brenee Goforth, January 15, 2020
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    To Be Or Not To Be? Raleigh’s Free Bus Line

    This week, JLF’s Joseph Coletti published a research brief on Raleigh’s free bus route, the R-Line Circulator. Coletti writes: Launched in 2008, R-Line ridership climbed to nearly 300,000 people in 2012 but was below 150,000 in 2017 after GoRaleigh decided not to add a third bus and expand service to…
    Brenee Goforth, January 8, 2020