Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Costs of #autosprawl, regulating corporate cheating

NBC " As Attorney General Eric Holder announced a record $1.2 billion penalty on Toyota for misleading the public and regulators about issues involving unintended acceleration in its vehicles, questions were raised about another automaker potentially in the cross hairs of the Justice Department: General Motors."

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Transportation funding: cars get socialism, others get the sharp pencil

Blog — Kevin Klinkenberg: "Want that $1 billion roadway improvement? Fine, put it to a vote and let's show how it will be paid for over time. An inherent flaw of the current method of transportation funding is that all roadway-based expenses are socialized, but most transit/bike/pedestrian improvements have to justify themselves on a per-project basis. A change in that basic approach can do wonders, without going the routes of heavy sticks."

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Electric cars another excuse to subsidize sprawl

Norway Takes The Lead In Electric Cars (With Generous Subsidies) | Delmarva Public Radio: "Holtsmark has crunched the numbers and figures that Norway is currently subsidizing each Nissan Leaf — about half the EV population — to the tune of $8,000 per year."