• John Locke Update

    Did public transportation cause the COVID-19 outbreak?

    posted May 28, 2020 by Dominic Coletti
    As Americans begin to look at the prospect of reopening businesses and restarting their economies, policymakers need to consider factors that exacerbate the spread of COVID-19. Data scientists, epidemiologists, and…
  • Research Report

    Review of the Wake County Transit Plan

    posted January 30, 2012 by Thomas A. Rubin, Dr. David Hartgen
    The draft Wake County Transit Plan, released in November 2011, proposes a doubling of bus service, new commuter rail service between East Garner and Durham, and light rail service between Cary and northeast Raleigh. The expanded service is proposed to be funded by a 1⁄2-cent sales tax, a $10 increase in vehicle registration fees, increased vehicle rental fees, transit bonds, state and federal funds, and rider fares. The estimated cost of the expanded bus and commuter rail plan is $2.8 B, and the full plan (including light rail) $4.6 billion through 2040.
  • Press Release

    Switch gears on transit funding

    posted May 3, 2006
    It’s time for the state to put the brakes on funding for public transit systems across North Carolina. That’s a major recommendation in a new Policy Report prepared for…

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