Transportation

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    School districts across the state must decide again this year how to cope with a planned teacher union walkout in May. Terry Stoops analyzes the May 1 union action for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart explains why government-mandated solar energy contracts…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2019
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    Rail transit is not the future

    Even transit experts who generally favor rail transit have been warning that the Triangle is too dispersed for rail transit (massively expensive, highly limited, inflexible fixed-route systems). In recent years, ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft (inexpensive, up-to-the-minute, highly flexible, go-anywhere options) have brought about transportation options and choices not previously imagined.
    Jon Sanders, April 10, 2019
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    John Hood writes for Daily Journal: Rail transit doesn’t fit state

    John Hood argues that light-rail transit doesn’t fit the preferences and lifestyles of North Carolinians: If you live somewhere other than the western side of North Carolina’s Research Triangle region, you may not have thought that a long-planned light-rail line between Durham and Chapel Hill had much to do…
    Anna Manning, April 10, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. House Republicans’ proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why rail transit doesn’t fit North Carolina’s transportation needs.
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2019
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    CJ reports: Durham-Orange Light Rail project is dead

    Carolina Journal‘s Lindsay Marchello reports on Duke University’s sudden refusal to sign a cooperative agreement with GoTriangle over concerns with the Light Rail: Gerry Cohen, former special counsel to the General Assembly and a vocal light-rail supporter, said Duke acted in bad faith in their negotiations with GoTriangle. Once…
    Anna Manning, March 29, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the demise of the proposed Durham-Orange light rail line. The Daily Journal critiques recent decisions from the University of North Carolina’s governing board.
    Mitch Kokai, March 29, 2019
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    Media rage still can’t make light rail a viable transit option here

    The NYT is upset, but that doesn't change the reality that fixed-rail lines are a 19th century solution with a 19th century authoritarian approach to a 21st century problem. Should we build a super-expensive fixed line, when we could have flexible busing — oh, and Uber and Lyft?
    Jon Sanders, March 19, 2019
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    Trump to break off talks with California on auto emissions

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller documents a breakdown in negotiations between the federal government and the left coast’s dominant state. The Trump administration will soon announce the end of negotiations with California regarding a proposed rollback of Obama-era fuel economy regulations, The Daily Caller News Foundation has…
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2019