Interview with Economy Chosun on Trump Infrastructure Plan

A South Korean magazine, Economy Chosun, asked my opinion of the recent Trump plan.  Update: This has now appeared in print (in Korean). My answers (in English) below.  Questions    1.     What do you think about the US President Elect Donald Trump’s $1 Trillion 10-Year Infrastructure Plan? (Is it realistic? Much needed in consideration of the current […]

Could a Trump administration kill the Green Line extension? | Boston Globe

I was interviewed by Nicole Dungca at the Boston Globe who writes “Could a Trump administration kill the Green Line extension?”  (NOVEMBER 18, 2016). My quotes in context below: 1. Sanctuary Cities Somerville and Cambridge, both involved in the Green Line extension, are so-called “sanctuary cities,” which generally do not cooperate with immigration officials to detain undocumented immigrants. […]

On Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Brad Plumer at Vox interviewed me about “Trump’s plan to finance infrastructure by offering tax breaks to developers working on projects with revenue streams (like toll roads).” He wrote this article: Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan wouldn’t actually fix America’s infrastructure problems. David Levinson, a transportation analyst and professor at the University of Minnesota, brings up a number of other […]

The Transportist: March 2017

Welcome to the sixth issue of The Transportist. As always you can follow along at the blog or on Twitter. Transportist Posts Transit Ridership On the predictability of the decline of transit ridership More on declining transit ridership Retail Shopping vs. Shipping Fantasy With Hyperloop, India eyes an unrealistic future | Quartz Infrastructure Talking about Infrastructure (me on MPR).  You can find […]

The Transportist: February 2017

Welcome to the fifth issue of The Transportist. As always you can follow along at the blog or on Twitter. Transportist Posts Professoring On Non-Publications Academic Conferences 7th International Symposium on Transport Network Reliability Transport Recommendations to Minnesota Legislature on Transport On a new Infrastructure Bill Elon Musk’s Tunnel Could Make LA’s Traffic Worse | Popular Science Riverview Corridor – Promising Alternatives? What’s Behind […]

A Time for Choosing

In 1964 Ronald Reagan gave a speech: A Time for Choosing, endorsing Barry Goldwater. Parts of it are newly salient. I imagine what he might say today. Those who would trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state TrumpWorks One Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Plan have told us they have a utopian solution of peace […]

On a new Infrastructure Bill

The Democrats under Chuck Schumer are proposing a big federal infrastructure bill. The Pretender in Chief is also proposing a big infrastructure program funded by tax credits. Both are quite different, aside from the word “infrastructure”, but they are similar in that they are both big programs and both bad policy and both will raise […]