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PPP Myth Busters: oos E-Newsletter #375

Back in 2012 Texas State Highway 130, a 41-mile stretch of toll road between Austin and San Antonio, made headlines for posting the highest speed limit in the country—a whopping 85 mph. Today, SH 130 is making headlines for a different reason. The company that runs it just declared bankruptcy. Even with the high speed […]

The Consequences of Intolerance: oos E-Newsletter #373

Ecosystem: A system, or a group of interconnected elements, formed by the     interaction of a community of organisms with their environment What is our transportation network of streets and highways if not an ecosystem? Every day it is teeming with a multitude of users—that sounds a little better than “organisms”—who serve communities in a […]

2015 Fourth Quarter Legislative Update: oos E-Newsletter #364

The legislative process slows down throughout the fall and into the holidays since most state legislatures have recessed for the year. Look for much more activity in the first quarter of 2016. However, we did see a few notable proposals that required our members’ attention in the fourth quarter of 2015, which we will summarize […]

oos Newsletter #277: Legalized Grand Theft Auto

Editor’s Note: The following is a first-hand account from John Pirog, a oos member who was the victim of “predatory towing.” Predatory towing comes in several forms. One type, commonly referred to as patrol towing, uses a scout who spots vulnerable vehicles and then calls a nearby truck to tow them away. The entire process […]

oos E-Newsletter #259: A Private Windfall, a Public Bust

  As 2013 winds down, Indiana lawmakers and Governor Mike Pence are scrambling to come up with the money to fund the state’s transportation infrastructure. Governor Pence announced the creation of a “blue ribbon” panel to look at funding alternatives for future transportation projects, but it may be too little too late. At issue is […]