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The Transportist: April 2017
Welcome to the seventh issue of The Transportist. As always you can follow along at the blog or on Twitter. I am pleased to report I am now in Sydney, as long promised. Contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter. Due to the move, it should have been a bit lighter than usual, oh well.
United: Broken Culture - Gassee
United’s Unfriendly Skies - New Yorker
United Part 2: Misconceptions and realities - Brad Templeton
It’s time for some game theory, United Airlines edition - Tyler Cowan
Today is a good day to remember the great Julian Simon (who developed the auction for bumped passengers, among other things) - Alex Taborrak
AAR: Rail Traffic increased in March - Bill McBride [But way down from 2006, goodbye coal]
Grupo Mexico to buy Florida East Coast Railway for $2.1 billion - TCPalm.com (h/t Paul Druce)
First China-bound direct freight train leaves London Xinhua (h/t Marginal Revolution)
Sure. Blame The Crackhead. - Georgia Pol.com
Australian Government considering decentralization of departments. - Canberra Times
Australian Government to fast-track infrastructure in budget - ABC
Can we ever get road user charging to work? - Thomas the Think Engine
Friedrich Hayek on Carbon Taxes - Niskanen Center
(and you thought March and February were bad news months for Uber.)
Uber tried to fool Apple and got caught Apple - The Verge
Road Pricing: A Solution to Gridlock – Uber Under the Hood - Andrew Salzberg on Medium
Uber's' response to NY Times Article - Andrew Salzberg on Twitter
New York City Drunk Driving After Uber - Research Article
LAX Is Raking In Millions From Uber And Lyft - Buzzfeed
There's no bubble. Really, there's no bubble.
Inflation for urban transit and parking running faster than overall CPI (Canada) - Jamie Carson (Twitter)
After this Bubble
No, Detroit is not winning the robocar race. - Brad Templeton
Cars and second order consequences. - Benedict Evans
Lillium Jet - Electric VTOL - YouTube
Transportation Lifestyle Trends in the United States, 2006–2015 by Sarah Jo Peterson
Bain R (2017), Better Traffic Forecasts?, Infrastructure Investor, Issue 81, 38-41, April 2017, PEI Media Ltd, London.
'The glorious promise of the post-truth world' by Andrew Odlyzko
Civios: Happy Cities by Yingling Fan on Vimeo
Railroads of the Raj: Estimating the Impact of Transportation Infrastructure (2010) by Dave Donaldson. (Forthcoming in American Economic Review) See my brief comments. Congratulations to Donaldson for winning the John Bates Clark medal for work in Transport History, and better still for examining Network Growth and Evolution.
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