• Press Release

    Greenville region should focus on congestion relief

    posted March 18, 2007
    RALEIGH – Future road congestion could threaten North Carolina’s economy, and the Greenville region deserves a B+ grade in preparing for congestion growth. That’s according to a new Policy…
  • 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…
  • Press Release

    Stop Them Before They Seize Again

    posted September 21, 2006
    RALEIGH – A new public/private partnership could allow the Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) to take its history of eminent domain abuse to a new level. That’s a key finding in…
  • Research Report

    Riding the Eminent Domain Rail: Triangle Transit Authority Is N.C.’s Case Study in Eminent Domain Abuse

    posted September 21, 2006 by Daren Bakst
    The Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) has been seizing private property for a rail system even though the necessary federal funding has never been secured. In late 2005, as it became clear that the rail was likely a dead project, the TTA still condemned land even though it meant forcing people out of their homes and businesses. TTA’s eminent domain abuse, however, may reach a new level. Through a possible public/private partnership, TTA may start using the already seized private property, and acquire additional private property, for economic development reasons. Unfortunately, current N.C. law may allow for these Kelo-type takings.
  • 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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