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Nov 15, 2012
Policy, Public Transit

Free Transit in France – Applicability to Other Transit Systems?

The Atlantic Cities recently published an excellent article which documents the success of free transit in the French city of Châteauroux. Since it was first implemented in 2001, this demonitized public transport system has experienced significant growth in ridership — from an average of 21 rides per person annually to 61 rides today. More incredibly,...

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May 17, 2012
Infrastructure, Policy

Infrastructure Financing – Chicago Infrastructure Fund

Chicago is famous for a lot of things. Deep dish pizza, Michael Jordan, Barack Obama and CUP’s very own, Julia – just to name a few. In terms of infrastructure construction, the city has also left its mark on the world with many impressive pieces of work. It boasts many accomplishments including: the first city...

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Jul 27, 2011
Cable Transit Industry, Marketing Issues, Policy

Public Transit: Politics, Procurement Policy and Taxpayer Dollars

A recent article in the Globe and Mail discusses the relationship between mass transit and political agendas. It appears that throughout the world high-stakes rail projects worth millions or even billions of dollars are becoming entangled in a struggle that pits the bottom line against local interests. In this age of globalization, companies around the...

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Jul 26, 2011

How Do You Eliminate Bribery? Make It Legal – By Steven Dale

It’s summer and I’m catching up on my reading and one of the most intriguing things I’ve read in a long time is a working paper by Kaushik Basu, the Chief Economic Adviser to the Ministry of Finance of the Government of India. As everyone knows, India has a severe problem with bribery. Basu’s ingenious...

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