Cynthia J. Burbank

Posts by Cynthia J. Burbank

Federal Surface Transportation Reauthorization

For the first 50 years of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), user fees were sufficient to fund the federal portion of building and maintaining the nation’s transportation system. Limiting fees to actual users of services is seen as a more …

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Ridesharing: Context, Trends, and Opportunities

Transportation in the United States faces significant challenges, including uncertain funding, congestion, unsustainable trends in energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and high costs to households and government. Ridesharing represents a cost-effective option for addressing many of these concerns. …

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Saving Oil and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through U.S. Federal Transportation Policy

The United States consumes over 10 million barrels of oil per day moving people and goods on roads and rail throughout the country. Surface transportation generates over 23 percent of U.S. anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Transportation is the primary …

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