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Routledge Press | Article | March 22, 2005
The Politics of Gridlock
By Robert Atkinson
It appears that Congress will finally reauthorize legislation governing the nation's surface transportation system. But even with new legislation, it's likely that when Congress reauthorizes the legislation again in four years that Americans will suffer from worse, not better, traffic conditions. In this new article, Atkinson examines how the politics of mobility that prevailed until the 1970s has since turned into the politics and gridlock, and what we can do about it.


The Hill | Article | September 24, 2003
Conflicts Brew Over TEA-21 Legislation
By Robert Atkinson
At the end of the day, the silver lining behind the TEA-21 reauthorization impasse is that it may give Congress both the time and incentive to do more than simply cobble together a status quo reauthorization.


PPI | Front & Center | August 28, 2003
Ending the Gridlock
By Robert D. Atkinson
The recent Northeast blackout, caused by a system overload, is endemic to our nation's entire transportation and transmission infrastructure. Whether it's transmitting electrons, moving people, or shipping freight, much of our nation's infrastructure is at overcapacity.


PPI | Testimony | May 6, 2003
The Role of Road Pricing in Reducing Traffic Congestion
By Robert Atkinson
While technologies enabling no-hassle road pricing have advanced dramatically, federal and state laws and resistance by transportation agencies hold back this promising innovation.


PPI | Policy Report | December 10, 2002
Getting Unstuck: Three Big Ideas To Get Americans Moving Again
By Robert D. Atkinson
As they consider the first major federal transportation legislation of the 21st century, Congress and the administration need to go beyond the status quo and embrace fundamental reform, including increasing surface transportation funding, demanding real accountability for results from states, and harnessing market incentives to solve congestion.


The Washington Post | Editorial | November 10, 2002
In Virginia, Roadkill Right From the Start
By Rob Atkinson
At some point, growing gridlock will again force us to consider taxing ourselves so our infrastructure can catch up with growth. If supporters can learn from this defeat, next time they'll have an easier time winning the hearts and minds of the voters.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 10, 2001
A New Economy Strategy for Reducing Congestion
By Brad Allenby
Teleworkers who avoid the commute are more productive.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 10, 2001
Ending Runway Gridlock
By Dorothy Robyn
It's time to update policies that stretch U.S. airports beyond capacity.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 10, 2001
Gateways to Growth
By Hugh O'Neill
With more ships carrying larger loads, smarter port management is in order.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 10, 2001
Get on the Bus, Gus
By Martin Wachs
Five ways to make public transit friendlier and more efficient.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 10, 2001
Getting Smart Behind the Wheel
By C. Kenneth Orski
A primer for "intelligent transportation systems" to help drivers avoid bottlenecks and locate destinations.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 10, 2001
Keeping America Moving
By The Editors
Transportation policy should focus on how people actually live and work, not how some would wish them to.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 10, 2001
Lean and Clean
By Les Jackson
Government can help speed the transition to fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly cars.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 10, 2001
Life in the Not-So-Fast Lane
By Alan E. Pisarski
Between outdated infrastructures and an overload of motorists, road travel is driving us crazy.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 10, 2001
Putting Rail Back on Track
By Paul Weinstein Jr.
High-speed regional rail corridors are key to saving passenger trains in America.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 10, 2001
Some like it HOT
By Ed Kilgore
Tolls and technology can save HOV lanes from extinction.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 10, 2001
The Crisis Behind Air Traffic Control
By Robert W. Poole and Langhorne Bond
How to use modern technology to maximize our exisiting air space.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 10, 2001
The New Politics of Mobility
By Robert D. Atkinson
Real progress in transportation policy depends on all parties finding common ground.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 10, 2001
The Triumph of Pork over Purpose
By David Luberoff
As the federal highway program loses definition, the states should take charge.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 1, 2000
Mapping Our Way Out of Gridlock
By Robert D. Atkinson
We need more roads, smarter driving, and sensible development. New laws, and incentives, can give us all three.


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