Randal O'Toole

September 18, 2012, 2pm PDT
The Wall Street Journal published a 10-page energy section with the declining gas tax problem on page 1. Five solutions are offered: taxing the miles, taxing the roads, indexing the gas tax, taxing the oil, and taxing the cars. Each has challenges.
The Wall Street Journal
August 5, 2012, 7am PDT
Five years after the I-35W bridge collapse, Congress has yet to address the failing condition of America's bridges. There is no consensus between the two parties in Congress on how to remedy the situation, unlike the progress shown in Minnesota.
StarTribune (Minneapolis)
December 31, 2010, 1pm PST
The noted "antiplanner" tells the story of how, while riding a train across California, he discovered that transportation policy is driven by corrupt politics - and how he got the girl in the process.
The Antiplanner
November 6, 2009, 9am PST
Promoting his upcoming book on transportation planning, Randal O'Toole says his central argument is that rail is a dead end and driverless car technologies are the answer to our congestion problems.
The Antiplanner
November 2, 2009, 11am PST
When it comes to Houston's light rail, Randal O'Toole says you're doing it wrong. Planners are trumpeting high ridership numbers, but O'Toole says the numbers show an overall decline in Houston's transit ridership.
The Antiplanner
October 6, 2009, 12pm PDT
In a new report with the Cato Institute, Randal O'Toole takes off the gloves and lays the blame for the housing crisis squarely on urban planners.
The Cato Institute
September 20, 2009, 1pm PDT
Barring that, he has some eight proposals for the transportation reauthorization bill, including eliminating long-range transportation planning and clean air mandates.
The Cato Institute
July 17, 2009, 2pm PDT
In the wake of his appearance on Capitol Hill, The New York Times delves into what makes Randal O'Toole tick.
The New York Times
July 8, 2009, 2pm PDT
The committee convened a hearing on Monday on green investments in public transportation, and Streetsblog got the scoop. It was 4 against 1 as witnesses sided against Randal O'Toole and his anti-transit arguments.
Streetsblog
June 3, 2009, 10am PDT
Ryan Avent at Streetsblog calls Randal O'Toole's anti-transit arguments "transparently foolish."
Streetsblog
October 28, 2008, 7am PDT
Next American City chats with Randal O'Toole -- the "Anti-Planner" -- about the problems of planning and what makes the ideal city.
Next American City