Transportation

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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Donna King reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. gas lines tied to fears about a major pipeline shutdown. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains why enforcing unemployment rules will help ease the state’s labor shortage. Andrew Heath’s CJ Opinion touts the “success sequence” as a path away…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2021
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    Will Biden effectively ban gas-powered cars?

    Editors at Issues and Insights warn readers to beware new regulations from the Biden administration that could have drastic impacts on their driving habits. In the next couple of months, the Environmental Protection Agency will issue new fuel economy standards that could be impossible for carmakers to meet…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about the N.C. Senate’s election reform measures. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion urges policymakers to reject a mileage tax scheme.
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal on a report that warns North Carolina might run out of money soon for transportation projects. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion argues that now is the time to approve constitutional carry in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, March 4, 2021
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    Martin Center column explores campus parking costs

    Megan Zogby writes for the Martin Center about the high costs of parking on college campuses. When students pay tuition, they also pay a mix of mandatory and optional fees. One constant headache for students has been paying for a parking permit to leave their car on campus. In…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Johnny Kampis reports for Carolina Journal Online on a group promoting a 40% funding increase for North Carolina’s Department of Transportation, despite an audit showing excess spending. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal highlights radical changes in North Carolina’s public school social studies standards.
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021
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    Electric Cars: Bad for the Environment, Good for China

    Electric cars are often praised in the media as beacons of environmentalism. However, the reality is less flattering. As JLF’s Dr. Don van der Vaart writes in his most recent research brief: [Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)] are not more fuel-efficient than similarly sized gasoline-powered vehicles. Also, shifting the transportation energy usage from gasoline to electricity may…
    Brenee Goforth, October 15, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. legislative efforts to clean up poor auditing practices at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The Daily Journal explains how N.C. education reformers can squeeze lemonade out of lemons linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2020