Dale’s Top Headlines

By Dale Evans Quotes The entire transit industry is beset by high overtime pay. More than 8,000 (that’s more than one out of nine) transit workers in New York City earn more than $100,000 per year. The highest-paid city employee in Madison Wisconsin is a bus driver. — Randal O’Toole Highways in this country are typically designed to last about 50 years—if properly maintained (which is often not the case). Bridges can last 75 to 100 years, but often need replacement much sooner if their capacity is no longer sufficient. What this means is that a brownfield concession of 50 years or longer will very likely require substantial capital investment to reconstruct much of the pavement during its term of years. And unless economic growth stops, or cars and trucks become obsolete, most such highways and bridges will also require capacity expansion during a 50-year concession period. — Robert Poole Top Headlines Construction is complete on behemoth airship, first flight planned, W.J. Hennigan, LA Times, 1.04.13 Fiscal Cliff Deal Moves Nation Closer To Bankruptcy, E21, Economnic Policies for the 21st Century, 1.02.13 Cox and Archer: Why $16 Trillion Only Hints at the True U.S. Debt. Hiding the government’s liabilities from the public makes it seem that we can tax our way out of mounting deficits. We can’t. Chris Cox, Bill Archer, Wall Street Journal, 11.26.12 A Budget that can’t be balanced! Hal Mason,YouTube, 3.14.12 Documenting 24 Hours In The Lives Of Transportation Workers Across the Globe,Fastcoexist, The incredible shrinking stimulus, Suy Khimm, Washington Post, 12.21.12 Taxes and Economics Louisiana Governor Jindal proposes ending state income tax, Kathy Finn, Reuters, 1.11.13 The Top Transportation Issues to...