Transportation

Cato Versus Cato: VMT Tax Yes; VMT Tax No

June 5, 2012
| Blogs & Op-eds

After an appearance on CNBC's Kudlow Report, Rob Atkinson responds to critics of the VMT tax such as fellow television guest Dan Mitchell by proving the VMT tax is not a liberal big government act and does not raise privacy concerns. The tax has even been endorsed by other Cato scholars such as Randal O'Toole.

CNBC: Big Government Tax Grab!

June 4, 2012
Rob Atkinson debates Larry Kudlow and Dan Mitchell of Cato on The Kudlow Report.

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States Looking to New Tolls to Pay for Highways

The Houston Chronicle
Tolling is the easiest near-term way to pay the bills, says Robert Atkinson, who chaired the financing commission. "If you could allow modest tolling on Interstates, you could raise a lot of money."

Innovation in Transportation at American Competitiveness: What Works

February 27, 2012
Innovation in Transportation at American Competiveness: What Works

On February 14, 2012, ITIF President Rob Atkinson presented on a panel as part of the American Competitiveness: What Works conference. Atkinson discussed innovation in transportation, the potential for network intelligence to increase mobility, and pioneering new transportation frontiers.

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American Competitiveness: What Works

February 14, 2012
| Presentations

On February 14, 2012, ITIF President Rob Atkinson will be presenting on a panel as part of the American Competitiveness: What Works conference. Atkinson will be discussing innovation in transportation, the potential for network intelligence to increase mobility, and pioneering new transportation frontiers.

SAFE Transportation Report Panel

February 9, 2011
| Presentations

Moderated panel for the release of the "Transportation Policies for America's Future: Strengthening Energy Security & Promoting Economic Growth" report at the Hay-Adams, Washington, D.C. Other panel participants included Admiral Dennis Blair, U.S. Navy (Ret.); General Richard A. Cody, U.S. Army (Ret.); General John W. Handy, U.S. Air Force (Ret.); General Michael E. Ryan, U.S. Air Force (Ret.); Frederick W. Smith, Chairman and President/CEO of FedEx Corporation and Josh Weston, Honorary Chairman of ADP, Inc.