Aligning the goals of transit users and transit funders requires costly political changes that come with their own problems, but agencies must address their funding deficiencies if they hope for a future beyond rusty rails, crumbling concrete, and broken-down buses.
The idea of quick Baltimore-DC travel has always been a part of Maryland’s transportation planning. A maglev train as part of this future, however, could be prove to be one of the most costly decisions Maryland policymakers will make.
What caused this run-up in road asset values is a mystery, but there is good reason to believe that America’s increasingly urban mix of roadways could explain some of the disproportionate growth in road value.
Dockless bike-share companies are showing that a service that was considered by many to require a subsidized monopoly need not necessarily be so.
When disasters strike, the demand for certified contractors spikes locally, while other regions are spared. Prices on construction and renovation increase, which should draw workers from untouched areas to the state to speed the rebuilding process.