• 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…
  • Research Report

    Livable Streets, Dangerous Roads: Traffic Calming Endangers the Lives of Those in Need of Emergency Services

    posted November 20, 2006 by Jenna Robinson
    As the Triangle grows, motorists face significant increases in traffic congestion. City and county planners are hired, in part, to suggest plans that will alleviate this congestion. Unfortunately, they are doing the opposite. Based on city staff recommendations, city councils in Raleigh and neighboring cities have fallen victim to the latest planning fad: traffic calming. This seemingly worthwhile goal has significant detrimental consequences, including increased traffic congestion, more deaths due to slower emergency vehicle response times, and unnecessary costs to taxpayers.
  • Press Release

    Planners push more dangerous, congested roads

    posted November 20, 2006
    RALEIGH – Raleigh drivers can expect longer commutes, increased congestion, and greater risks for people needing emergency services, as long as the city focuses on “traffic calming.” That’s a key…
  • Press Release

    Treat Traffic Congestion at Its Source

    posted August 14, 2006
    RALEIGH – Light rail isn’t the solution to traffic congestion in the Triangle. The good news is that there are several immediate, common-sense, and far less costly solutions available to…
  • Research Report

    Conquering Traffic Congestion in the Capital City: More Effective Solutions Than Light Rail

    posted August 14, 2006
    For over fifteen years, the Triangle Transit Authority has pursued a regional rail for North Carolina’s capital region, to no avail. At the same time traffic congestion in the Triangle has worsened, with other viable alternatives largely being ignored. Recognizing this, it is important to understand the causes of congestion in order to develop workable solutions to the problem.
  • 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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