Archive: Scott Beyer

Scott Beyer is the owner of the Market Urbanism Report, a media company that advances free-market city policy. He is also an urban affairs journalist who writes regular columns for Forbes, Governing Magazine, HousingOnline.com, and Catalyst. Follow him on Twitter: @marketurbanist.
The Demand-response Transit Experiment Continues
Cities are experimenting with private DRT to complement or replace traditional government transit. How’s it working?
Scott Beyer | December 9, 2021
Greater Pittsburgh and Afghan Refugees: A Good Match?
As tens of thousands of Afghan refugees relocate to the U.S., it’s worth assimilating them in areas that could use the help
Scott Beyer | December 3, 2021
How Drone Delivery Can Improve City Life
Shifting “last-mile” deliveries from vans and trucks to drones is a way to reduce congestion, emissions—and possibly even noise pollution
Scott Beyer | November 29, 2021
Are American Cities Ready for Special Economic Zones?
SEZs, charter cities, and other private city models are all worth testing. But the barriers to doing so are political
Scott Beyer | November 19, 2021
Announcing the Independent Institute Homelessness Report
Catalyst Fellow co-authors a paper with 5 others on how to end homelessness in California and beyond
Scott Beyer | November 14, 2021
Can Flixbus Save Greyhound?
America’s flagship but beleaguered intercity bus service may benefit from the efficiencies of an upstart German company
Scott Beyer | November 5, 2021
It’s Time the Post Office Was Outsourced
The troubled agency would be better off contracting out to the growing private logistics market.
Scott Beyer | October 29, 2021
How To Improve U.S. Passenger Rail, PT. 2
It starts with expanding right-of-way—ideally in a manner that requires minimal eminent domain
Scott Beyer | October 22, 2021
How To Improve U.S. Passenger Rail, PT. 1
While trends and gimmicks are sometimes proposed to bolster rail in America, it may require much simpler steps—namely open competition with Amtrak
Scott Beyer | October 15, 2021
“Open Access” Competition Can Improve Intercity Rail
European countries are turning to the market to run rail service. Can America follow?
Scott Beyer | October 8, 2021