Transportation

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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
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Available data make it easier to tell the story of the patients most likely to struggle with COVID-19. Jordan Roberts analyzes a recent COVID-19 profile for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart and Dominic Coletti discuss unintended consequences associated with federal…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    You’ll find plenty of “cracks, potholes, and detours” in North Carolina’s state transportation budget. Those are the words Joseph Coletti uses to describes transportation budget problems. He explains why in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts discusses supply and demand shocks in N.C.
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2020
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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