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How to Make Carshare More Accessible
A useful, growing industry is struggling to find room in the urban right-of-way
Scott Beyer | January 2, 2022
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Will America Get Private Subways (Again)?
The question isn't academic, the U.S. once had intra-city heavy rail, and its return seems increasingly possible
Scott Beyer | December 28, 2021
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The Case for Transit Vouchers
Instead of dumping money into running or outsourcing their own transit, why don’t cities distribute transit vouchers and open the market for competition?
Scott Beyer | December 17, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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