Surface Transportation News: Gas stations and electric vehicle charging, high-speed rail failure, and more

In Politics by Michael Rae

In this issue:

Gas stations in an electric vehicle worldWhy California high-speed rail failedTreating induced demand as a religion?Smart roads’ disappointing performanceOpposition to FHWA’s proposed GHG regulationThe private sector’s historic role in British toll roadsNews NotesQuotable Quotes

Gas Stations in an Electric Vehicle World  

Shell, the world’s largest gasoline retailer with 46,000 stations in 80 countries, is showing off its gas station of the future in southwest London. Instead of gas pumps, the station has 10 fast chargers under artistic wood coverings. To keep customers occupied during charging periods of 20 to 40 minutes, it sells sodas, snacks, and basic groceries. Although