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Buses should be transportation, not homeless shelters

“At night time, from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m., the homeless have nowhere to go,” a man who posted a video of a downtown-to-Santa Monica Metro bus filled with slumbering homeless told the Los Angeles Fox affiliate. “So they all get on the buses and they ride the buses all ...
California

Watch the latest Free Cities Center video

WATCH: Are Crime and Homelessness Shifting San Francisco Right?

Do recent election results show a rightward shift in San Francisco? Join Free Cities Center’s Steven Greenhut as he visits the City by the Bay and talks with two experts about what’s really going on in the City. They discuss whether things are really as bad as some media outlets ...
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Read latest on BART's push for higher taxes

BART pushes to raise taxes to subsidize falling ridership

The pandemic is well behind us, yet transit ridership levels nationwide – and in the San Francisco Bay Area in particular – have only recovered somewhat from pre-pandemic levels. In fact, those pre-pandemic levels weren’t particularly great as transit ridership has been falling for years. Despite California’s reluctance to invest ...
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Read about problems with government transportation planning

Book Review: ‘Transit’s growth, decline and pending demise’

Who said the following? “The basic objective of our nation’s transportation system must be to assure the availability of the fast, safe, and economical transportation services needed in a growing and changing economy. … This basic objective can and must be achieved primarily by continued reliance on unsubsidized privately owned ...
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Read latest on war on cars

Congestion pricing is mainly about punishing suburbanites

The privilege of working in or visiting Manhattan could soon be higher than the cost of lunch. As U.S. Reps. Mike Lawler and Josh Gottheimer put it in a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece, a proposed increase in the tunnel toll is “a greedy and unnecessary cash grab.” It ...
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Read latest about war on cars

Car wars and other progressive fantasies

Thanks to the wonders of social media, it’s easy to find large communities of car-loathing, bicycle-riding, transit-loving urbanists who view cars as “death machines” and insist they are the cause of every woe known to mankind. Many of these progressive scolds would love to ban them, or at least strictly ...
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Read latest from PRI's Free Cities Center

Cities should think twice before embracing ‘fare-free’ transit

On Jan. 1, 2020, the InterCity Transit agency servicing Olympia, Wash., and nearby cities went “zero fare.” From 2020 through 2023, the city of Tucson, Ariz., made its public transit system “free” to ride, with the council declaring “our intention to go fare-free transit.” Activists in Los Angeles have argued ...
Commentary

Is Sacramento going to pump the brakes on your car?

Will Sacramento Invade Your Car to Limit How Fast You Can Drive?

Do California lawmakers ever sleep? It seems they stay up nights coming up with new ways to intrude into personal lives. They want to control our thermostats. Bar educational choice. Erase worker freedom. Banish plastic products. Decide how we can defend our families and homes. Now one state senator wants ...
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Learn about push for congestion pricing

Urbanists to suburbanites: Stay out of our trendy ‘playgrounds’

In New York, the city has introduced a “congestion tax” – effectively, a cordon tax – for all cars entering lower Manhattan. In Cincinnati, the City Council voted for a ban on new surface parking lots downtown. In Indianapolis, the state Legislature is trying to prevent the city from halving ...
California

Unleash Private Sector to Repair 10 Freeway

Newsom should channel spirit of Northridge quake rebuild when repairing 10 Freeway

CalTrans veteran ​​Jerry B. Baxter said in November 1994 that repairing the battered freeway system “posed one of the greatest challenges to the California Department of Transportation in its nearly 100-year history.” But “it also proved to be one of its greatest triumphs, testing the mettle and ingenuity of Caltrans employees in ...
Blog

Buses should be transportation, not homeless shelters

“At night time, from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m., the homeless have nowhere to go,” a man who posted a video of a downtown-to-Santa Monica Metro bus filled with slumbering homeless told the Los Angeles Fox affiliate. “So they all get on the buses and they ride the buses all ...
California

Watch the latest Free Cities Center video

WATCH: Are Crime and Homelessness Shifting San Francisco Right?

Do recent election results show a rightward shift in San Francisco? Join Free Cities Center’s Steven Greenhut as he visits the City by the Bay and talks with two experts about what’s really going on in the City. They discuss whether things are really as bad as some media outlets ...
Blog

Read latest on BART's push for higher taxes

BART pushes to raise taxes to subsidize falling ridership

The pandemic is well behind us, yet transit ridership levels nationwide – and in the San Francisco Bay Area in particular – have only recovered somewhat from pre-pandemic levels. In fact, those pre-pandemic levels weren’t particularly great as transit ridership has been falling for years. Despite California’s reluctance to invest ...
Blog

Read about problems with government transportation planning

Book Review: ‘Transit’s growth, decline and pending demise’

Who said the following? “The basic objective of our nation’s transportation system must be to assure the availability of the fast, safe, and economical transportation services needed in a growing and changing economy. … This basic objective can and must be achieved primarily by continued reliance on unsubsidized privately owned ...
Blog

Read latest on war on cars

Congestion pricing is mainly about punishing suburbanites

The privilege of working in or visiting Manhattan could soon be higher than the cost of lunch. As U.S. Reps. Mike Lawler and Josh Gottheimer put it in a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece, a proposed increase in the tunnel toll is “a greedy and unnecessary cash grab.” It ...
Blog

Read latest about war on cars

Car wars and other progressive fantasies

Thanks to the wonders of social media, it’s easy to find large communities of car-loathing, bicycle-riding, transit-loving urbanists who view cars as “death machines” and insist they are the cause of every woe known to mankind. Many of these progressive scolds would love to ban them, or at least strictly ...
Blog

Read latest from PRI's Free Cities Center

Cities should think twice before embracing ‘fare-free’ transit

On Jan. 1, 2020, the InterCity Transit agency servicing Olympia, Wash., and nearby cities went “zero fare.” From 2020 through 2023, the city of Tucson, Ariz., made its public transit system “free” to ride, with the council declaring “our intention to go fare-free transit.” Activists in Los Angeles have argued ...
Commentary

Is Sacramento going to pump the brakes on your car?

Will Sacramento Invade Your Car to Limit How Fast You Can Drive?

Do California lawmakers ever sleep? It seems they stay up nights coming up with new ways to intrude into personal lives. They want to control our thermostats. Bar educational choice. Erase worker freedom. Banish plastic products. Decide how we can defend our families and homes. Now one state senator wants ...
Blog

Learn about push for congestion pricing

Urbanists to suburbanites: Stay out of our trendy ‘playgrounds’

In New York, the city has introduced a “congestion tax” – effectively, a cordon tax – for all cars entering lower Manhattan. In Cincinnati, the City Council voted for a ban on new surface parking lots downtown. In Indianapolis, the state Legislature is trying to prevent the city from halving ...
California

Unleash Private Sector to Repair 10 Freeway

Newsom should channel spirit of Northridge quake rebuild when repairing 10 Freeway

CalTrans veteran ​​Jerry B. Baxter said in November 1994 that repairing the battered freeway system “posed one of the greatest challenges to the California Department of Transportation in its nearly 100-year history.” But “it also proved to be one of its greatest triumphs, testing the mettle and ingenuity of Caltrans employees in ...
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