Infrastructure

U.S. Freight Customers Increasingly Taxed by Higher Rail Rates

Policymakers should promote competition to combat a rise in real rates paid by rail shippers since 2000.

What President Trump’s Infrastructure Agenda Gets Wrong

The Administration’s goal of “streamlining” infrastructure review is fundamentally misguided.

The Grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX

FAA joins aviation regulators worldwide in grounding planes following two fatal crashes.

High-Speed Rail Gets On Track

A final rule published by the Federal Railroad Administration sets new standards for high-speed trains.

Who Holds the Keys to Rental Housing Data?

New York City ordinance that would regulate online home-sharing platforms hits a red light in federal court.

Putting the Brakes on Crude Oil Train Regulation

Experts say rescission of brake regulation could create serious safety risks.

The Rise of Electric Scooter Regulations

U.S. cities grapple with the regulatory challenges posed by electric scooter sharing programs.

Federalism “Collisions” in Energy Policy

Differences between federal and state energy regulations will likely require judicial intervention.

Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Check on Excessive Historic Preservation

Local governments should conduct a formal analysis before designating private property as historic.

Getting Railroads to Regulate Sleep Disorders

Transportation safety agency and senators push for regulations combatting sleep apnea in rail employees.

More Permissive Zoning Codes Could Make U.S. Workers Richer

Economists find that strict housing regulations may significantly lower U.S. gross domestic product.

Washington Must Act on Much Needed Improvements to Freight Rail Policies

Rail industry’s complaints about recent Surface Transportation Board proposals are misplaced.