By: Robert Poole April 24, 2019 Florida is one of America’s fastest-growing states. Its policymakers have done a better job than most in keeping the state’s highway capacity growing along with population growth, primarily by supplementing fuel-tax funded highways with over 3,500 lane-miles of toll-financed expressways, beginning with the well-run [...]
By Dr. Joe Saviak, Associate Professor in the Public Administration Program at Flagler College and Lawrence Martin, Professor in the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida The American Society of Civil Engineers (2017) grades our nation’s infrastructure at a D+ and estimates that some [...]
JMI President McClure's blog “The Right Decision on High-Speed Rail” posted on the WCTV6-CBS Editorial Blog.
Florida's Growth Management Follies
Florida's growth management debate heated up this year; but it still boils down to two basic issues: how to regulate growth and how to pay for it.
Two years ago the voters of Florida approved a constitutional amendment that requires a high-speed rail network to be built throughout the state. Like the various previous unsuccessful attempts to build high-speed rail in Florida, a prerequisite to this one seems certain to be a substantial infusion of taxpayer funding. [...]
In recent years, the American Public Transportation Association and transit agencies have been pumping out press releases about record ridership. At the national level, a recurring theme has been that ridership has reached a 40- year record.