• 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…
  • Research Report

    Traffic Congestion in North Carolina: Status, Prospects, & Solutions

    posted March 18, 2007 by Dr. David Hartgen
    Traffic congestion is defined as the delay in urban travel caused by the presence of other vehicles. This study reviews traffic congestion in each of North Carolina's 17 metropolitan regions. The study determines the magnitude of present and future traffic congestion; the extent to which present plans will relieve or merely slow the growth of congestion; how traffic congestion affects the state's economy; and actions for significantly reducing congestion in the future.
  • Press Release

    Fayetteville needs new focus for transportation dollars

    posted March 18, 2007
    RALEIGH – Future road congestion could threaten North Carolina’s economy, and Fayetteville deserves just a C+ grade in preparing for congestion growth. That’s according to a new Policy Report…
  • 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…
  • Research Report

    Policy versus Performance: Directions for North Carolina’s Largest Transit Systems

    posted May 3, 2006 by Dr. David Hartgen
    North Carolina’s largest public transit systems are often credited with reduced traffic congestion and air pollution, efficient land use, reduced dependence on oil, and much-needed mobility for some residents. Are they fulfilling these missions? How are they performing? Who do they benefit? What do they cost?

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