Transportation policy

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RANDAL O'TOOLESENIOR FELLOW, CATO INSTITUTEEditor’s note: Below is a column arguing that President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan will not address actual infrastructure problems. You can find a counterpoint here, where Vogel Group Chief Operating Officer Samir Kapadia argues that Biden’s plan will help achieve a long-term vision for the U.S. economy.We can make transportation policy by finding out how people are going to travel and then making that travel as safe, efficient and environmentally friendly as possible. Or we can fantasize how we wish people would travel and design a transportation system that fulfills those wishes.President Biden’s infrastructure plans fall firmly in the realm of fantasy. Although urban transit and Amtrak carried less than 1% of all pa
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