An Economic Analysis of Transportation infrastructure Investment from the National Economic Council and the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.Read more
According to AL.com, progress is evident on the first segment of the Northern Beltline between Highway 75 and Highway 79. During a recent tour of the construction site, reporters learned that contractors are preparing the surrounding landscape so that the road can be built.Read more
On August 4, 2015, members of the Coalition for Regional Transportation (CRT) team participated in an engaging tour of the Northern Beltline construction site with representatives from the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).Read more
Want to understand why Alabama has a broken transportation system? Here's an easy experiment: Go to the grocery store and buy a gallon of milk. Take it home and set it on the table. Now, just look at it. Keep watching. No matter how long you stare, the container won't get any bigger. The contents may spoil, but the size of that gallon jug will always remain the same.
This simple science project gets to the root of the crisis in Alabama's transportation funding. The buying power of a dollar goes down over time because of inflation, but the gallon is the same size it was in our grandparents' day...
At the federal level, Congress hasn’t increased the tax in more than 20 years, leaving it at 18.4 cents a gallon since 1993 — when gas cost a mere $1 a gallon. Among states, gas taxes average about 23.5 cents a gallon. Should we be paying more?
Misconceptions about the history and politics of gas taxes are clouding the debate...