• 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

    City and County Issue Guide 2014

    posted February 4, 2014 by Research Staff
    Policymakers in the many local governments of North Carolina face a host of important challenges. This issue guide offers solutions to problems that confront North Carolinians at municipal and county levels. The common thread in these recommendations is freedom. By increasing individual freedom, local governments can foster the prosperity of all North Carolinians and keep open avenues to innovative solutions from enterprising citizens.
  • Press Release

    N.C. public transit much more costly than driving

    posted September 15, 2010
    RALEIGH — Public transit costs much more money than driving, and North Carolina transit systems require huge subsidies to attract any riders at all. A leading national transportation expert reaches…
  • Research Report

    Public Transit in North Carolina

    posted September 15, 2010 by Randal O’Toole
    North Carolina highway users are subsidizing other programs at the rate of slightly more than a penny per passenger mile. The total cost of driving in North Carolina is no more than 22 cents per passenger mile. By comparison, the state average cost of public transit is $1.15 per passenger mile, nearly $1 of which is subsidized by non-transit users. Driving is more energy efficient and produces less carbon emissions than almost any transit system in North Carolina.

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