The Antiplanner

A report authored by Transportation for America and the American Public Transportation Association suggests that, no less than Social Security and Medicare, retiring baby boomers will have to cope with limited mobility options.
Jun 18, 2011   The Antiplanner
A new report from the Cato Institute says that tax-increment financing (TIFs) costs taxpayers $10 billion a year and the practice is growing by the minute.
May 24, 2011   The Antiplanner
Wubbo Ockels, a Dutch physicist and astronaut, has designed and built a prototype high-speed bus as an alternative to high-speed rail. (VIDEO)
Apr 21, 2011   The Antiplanner
Randal O'Toole points to a thesis paper that proposes a new approach to traffic flow at major intersections.
Jan 16, 2011   The Antiplanner
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
Randal O'Toole argues that transit will never be energy efficient because ridership is never high enough to warrant the energy expelled.
Nov 29, 2010   The Antiplanner
Looking at Census data for urbanized areas and auto ownership, Randal O'Toole argues that denser areas have high rates of auto ownership per square mile, a correlation that is likely to increase congestion.
Aug 21, 2010   The Antiplanner
O'Toole asks why, if there is such a demand for high-density, mixed-use housing, that the government needs to subsidize it?
Jun 18, 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
For decades, people have been talking about how driverless cars would make highway traffic a thing of the past. Randal O'Toole asks, where are they?
Feb 9, 2009   The Antiplanner