• Research Report

    Charlotte’s LYNX Line: A Preliminary Assessment

    posted October 5, 2008 by Dr. David Hartgen
    Dr. David Hartgen analyzes the Charlotte LYNX Line, finding, among other things, that final LYNX construction costs are about $521.9 million, about 130 percent above the initial estimate ($227 million), operating costs are about $9.22 million/year, and revenues are averaging about 31 percent of operating costs.
  • Research Report

    No, Fix the Roads First: How N.C. has taken transportation out of transportation policy

    posted October 17, 2007 by Daren Bakst
    The Minneapolis I-35 bridge disaster and the poor condition of North Carolina’s bridges should be a wake-up call for policymakers to set sensible priorities for transportation policy. N.C. has 17,782 bridges, of which 5,082 (29 percent) are deemed deficient by the federal government. N.C. ranks 32nd in the nation in percentage of deficient bridges — 10th worst in total number of deficient bridges.
  • Press Release

    N.C. transportation policy needs new priorities

    posted October 17, 2007
    RALEIGH – This year’s high-profile Minneapolis bridge disaster exposes North Carolina’s need for new state transportation priorities. That’s the key finding in a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
  • Press Release

    Charlotte earns D for congestion relief

    posted March 18, 2007
    RALEIGH – Charlotte deserves just a D grade for its limited efforts to reduce traffic congestion, according to a new Policy Report from the John Locke Foundation and Reason…
  • Press Release

    Scrapping special Charlotte tax would boost efficiency

    posted March 14, 2007
    RALEIGH – Charlotte could focus on real transportation problems and improve its bus system’s efficiency by scrapping a special half-cent sales tax. That’s a key finding in a new John…

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