Alon Levy

Second Avenue Subway

Eno to Launch Study of High U.S. Transit Costs

The Eno Center for Transportation is answering long-overdue calls for more information about the well documented costs of transit investments in the United States.

January 8, 2020 - Eno Center for Transportation

NYC Subway Construction

More Research Needed to Reduce Transit Construction Costs

Why isn't more being done to reduce transit construction costs in the United States?

December 14, 2019 - Marginal Revolution

New York MTA

Congressional Report on Transit Spending Stops Short of Accountability

Transit advocates were hoping the U.S. Government Accountability Office was finally going to expose the systematic failures of transit spending in the United States by comparing the practices of other countries.

July 23, 2019 - Government Accountability Office

BART Station Construction

San Francisco Bay Area's Rail Transit Projects Among the Most Expensive in the World

The problem of expensive transit investments isn't unique to New York City.

June 26, 2018 - Curbed SF

BART Train

BART's Transit-Oriented Development Bill Sets Disturbing Precedent, Says APA

AB 2923, which would allow the Bay Area Rapid Transit District to rezone their properties near stations for transit-oriented development, passed its first committee. The California chapter of APA objects to the preemption of local land use authority.

April 23, 2018 - California Chapter of American Planning Association

High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail: What's Good for Texas Is Good for California

It's becoming clear that Texas will beat California to having the first all high-speed train on the continent. Ethan Elkind suggests three ways that success for Texas Central's Dallas-to-Houston line will benefit the struggling California project.

September 12, 2016 - Ethan Elkind

The Next Economic Frontier: Cities

Urbanists, test your knowledge of urban economics. Familiar with the concept of agglomeration externality? Finance professor and Bloomberg View writer Noah Smith opines it's a major reason why American cities are not as productive as they should be.

May 9, 2016 - Bloomberg View

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