• 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.
  • 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

    Triad should focus on cutting traffic delays

    posted March 18, 2007
    RALEIGH – Future road congestion could threaten North Carolina’s economy, but Triad regions earn grades of B+ or B in preparing for congestion growth. That’s according to a new…
  • Press Release

    Triangle cities should turn focus to congestion

    posted March 18, 2007
    RALEIGH – Triangle cities need to shift their transportation priorities, unless they want future road congestion to threaten their economy. That’s the assessment in a new Policy Report from…
  • Press Release

    Southeast should tackle congestion relief

    posted March 18, 2007
    RALEIGH – Future road congestion could threaten North Carolina’s economy, but two southeastern N.C. cities earn high marks for plans to fight traffic delays. That’s according to a new…
  • Press Release

    N.C. congestion growth threatens economic future

    posted March 18, 2007
    RALEIGH – Future road congestion will threaten North Carolina’s economy unless the state refocuses its transportation priorities. That’s the key message in a new Policy Report from the John…
  • Press Release

    Asheville earns high grade for congestion relief

    posted March 18, 2007
    RALEIGH – Future road congestion could threaten North Carolina’s economy, but Asheville is better prepared for congestion than most other N.C. cities. That’s according to a new Policy 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

    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…

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