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Rail Expansion Is Killing DART

Rail Expansion Is Killing DART

Addison officials are frustrated that, despite residents paying over $238 million into Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) since 1983, they have yet to receive a train station. But failing to provide rail service to all fifteen of its member-cities may be the least of...

Transportation Reform: Restore Local Control, Accountability

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Transportation Reform: Restore Local Control, Accountability

Before throwing more tax money at a misunderstood transportation crisis, the legislature should first maximize the effectiveness of existing funds. But in addition to placing restrictions on how tax dollars are used, the legislature should also restrict the ability of...

Transportation Reform: Restore Local Control, Accountability

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Transportation Reform: Fiscal Responsibility First

Predictably, the Austin establishment is calling for higher taxes, rainy-day raids and further expansion of "regionally managed” toll lanes as a means to finance roadway expansion. But before Texans allow more money to be indiscriminately thrown at transportation, the...

Tarrant County GOP Wants Roads, Not Tex Rail Waste

Tarrant County GOP Wants Roads, Not Tex Rail Waste

The Tarrant County Republican Party recently passed a resolution calling for local, county, state, and federal officials to publicly support roads over rail. Citizens seek an immediate end to subsidizes for the controversial Tex Rail project that plans to connect Fort...

Cradles of Dysfunction

Cradles of Dysfunction

Texas drivers are fed up with the dysfunctional predicament of our state’s transportation system. While many local politicians cast blame at the state, it is fitting that their search for whom to blame should begin with a look in the mirror. Taxpayers ought to know...

Roads Not Rail

Roads Not Rail

Passenger rail is costly, energy inefficient, ineffective at easing traffic congestion, inflexible and fiscally impractical. Even on lines with high-ridership, it’s a money-losing proposition. Several independent studies released by Harvard, the CATO Institute, Reason...