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Why using road user fees as a new kind of tax could see them fail

In his latest blog, Robert Poole, director of transportation policy at the independent think tank the Reason Foundation, examines the potential pitfalls of per-mile road user charging. He focuses on the importance of public acceptance and issues a warning to those wishing to implement such charges: the link between paying users and service provided must be restored – road user charging should NOT be a tax. 

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Assessing the White House Infrastructure Initiative

In the latest Surface Transportation News blog, Robert Poole, director of transportation policy and Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow at Reason Foundation, shares his views on the Trump administration’s new infrastructure ideas

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