Transportation

Publications

, Global Railway Review
A bright future for U.S. rail freight
Nick Zaiac

From Global Railway Review:

“The U.S. rail industry and the multi-billion-dollar infrastructure it supports is well positioned to capture the benefits of new technologies that will automate…

, The American Spectator
Newsom’s Car-Ban Publicity Stunt
Steven Greenhut

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, apparently still intoxicated by his unchecked coronavirus-created power of edict, grabbed national headlines last month with a show-stopping executive order that…

Railroad Regulation Update: Mixed News for Rail Innovation
Nick Zaiac

As the nation winds its way through a pandemic in an election year, it’s easy to forget that policy discussions of months and years past continue to chug along. Yes, you do indeed see what I did…

, ARC
Pandemic Economics
Shoshana Weissmann & Chelsea Boyd & Courtney Joslin & Nick Zaiac & R.J. Lehmann

From ARC:

Some regulatory changes, such as expanding scope-of-practice laws for health professionals and allowing nurses to practice across state lines are specifically relevant for the crisis,…

Comments of the R Street Institute Before the Railroad Commission of Texas
Devin Hartman & Josiah Neeley

IN RE: MOTION FOR COMMISSION CALLED HEARING ON THE VERIFIED COMPLAINT OF PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES U.S.A. INC. AND PARSLEY ENERGY INC. TO DETERMINE REASONABLE MARKET DEMAND FOR OIL IN THE STATE OF…

, Poynter
How the coronavirus pandemic caused oil prices to drop below zero for the first time in history
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From Poynter:

The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research used the phrase “taxation by citation” to describe local governments’ increasing dependence on traffic fines as a revenue source…

3 Ways State Policymakers Can Keep Supply Chains Moving
Nick Zaiac

As the COVID-19 crisis wears on, millions of Americans are holed up, working from bedrooms and kitchen tables. Policymakers have ordered nonessential workers to stay home and businesses to shutter in…

Popular Publications on COVID-19 and Regulatory Policy
Shoshana Weissmann & Courtney Joslin & Chelsea Boyd & Nick Zaiac & R.J. Lehmann

From GW Regulatory Studies Center:

Small Regulatory Reforms That Can Help People During the COVID Pandemic
The R Street Institute’s Shoshanna Wiessman, Chelsea Boyd, Courtney Joslin, Nick…

How axing bad regulations is helping America’s pandemic response
Shoshana Weissmann & Chelsea Boyd & Courtney Joslin & Nick Zaiac & R.J. Lehmann

From American Enterprise Institute:

Those and other regulatory changes — as well suggestions for more — can be found in a handy R Street Institute analysis, “Small Regulatory Reforms That…

, reason
To Fight COVID-19, Governments Smartly Remove Bureaucratic Health Care Regulations, Unnecessary Licensing Restrictions
Shoshana Weissmann & Chelsea Boyd & Courtney Joslin & Nick Zaiac & R.J. Lehmann

From reason:

In the United States, a patchwork of anti-competitive regulatory policies is exacerbating the problem and limiting access to vital care. Fortunately, some states and federal…