Surface Transportation News: Citizen voice raises costs of Interstate construction, modernized highway rest areas, and more

In Politics by Michael Rae

In this issue:

How “citizen voice” helped triple the cost of InterstatesCanada points the way on modernized highway rest areasTruck automation developers take on tough problemsBus yard P3 captures value for transitMetro Silver Line to Dulles Airport: the truth comes outCountering the “freeway fighters”News NotesQuotable Quotes

New Study Documents the Impact of “Citizen Voice” on Highway Construction

Economists have documented that the real cost per mile of constructing Interstate highways tripled between the 1960s and 1980s. A study by Leah Brooks of George Washington University and Yale University’s Zachary Liscow looks into what factors led to this increase—and suggests that the rise of “citizen