Randal O'Toole

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.
Sep 18, 2012   The Wall Street Journal
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.
Aug 5, 2012   StarTribune (Minneapolis)
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.
Dec 31, 2010   The Antiplanner
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.
Nov 6, 2009   The Antiplanner
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.
Nov 2, 2009   The Antiplanner
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.
Oct 6, 2009   The Cato Institute
Barring that, he has some eight proposals for the transportation reauthorization bill, including eliminating long-range transportation planning and clean air mandates.
Sep 20, 2009   The Cato Institute
In the wake of his appearance on Capitol Hill, The New York Times delves into what makes Randal O'Toole tick.
Jul 17, 2009   The New York Times
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.
Jul 8, 2009   Streetsblog
Ryan Avent at Streetsblog calls Randal O'Toole's anti-transit arguments "transparently foolish."
Jun 3, 2009   Streetsblog
Next American City chats with Randal O'Toole -- the "Anti-Planner" -- about the problems of planning and what makes the ideal city.
Oct 28, 2008   Next American City