Randal O'Toole

Cato Institute

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Washington, DC 20001-5403

United States

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Scholarly Papers (36)

1.

Does Rail Transit Save Energy or Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Cato Policy Analysis No. 615
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Sep 2008
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
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Randal O'Toole, environment, rail, transit, greenhouse gases, emissions, railroads, public transportation, energy, hybrid-cars, fuel-efficient

2.

The Folly of Smart-Growth

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 Dec 2001
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 417 (86,482)
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Debunking Portland: The City that Doesn't Work

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 596
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Oct 2007
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 282 (133,370)
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debunking portland, randal o'toole, urban planning, integrated land-use and transportation, urban sprawl, urban-growth boundary, population density, transit projects, mixed-use developments, voting, property rights, light-rail mafia, construction contracts, urban-renewal subsidies, livability

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Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 758
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 15 Jan 2015
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 258 (146,109)

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self-driving cars, partially autonomous vehicles, fully autonomous vehicles, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, New Starts program alternative

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Defining Success: The Case Against Rail Transit

Cato Institute Policy Analysis Paper No. 663
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 22 May 2010
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 168 (217,240)
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Intercity Buses: The Forgotten Mode

Cato Institute Policy Analysis, No. 680, June 2011
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 15 Nov 2011
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
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How Urban Planners Caused the Housing Bubble

Cato Policy Analysis Series, No. 646
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 Jan 2010
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 162 (223,981)

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The Planning Tax: The Case Against Regional Growth-Management Planning

Cato Policy Analysis Series, No. 606, December 6, 2007
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Feb 2008
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 139 (254,048)

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regional growth-management, taxes, regulation, land development, laws, urban growth, economic growth, housing bubble, real estate

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The Myth of the Compact City: Why Compact Development is Not the Way to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Cato Policy Analysis Series, No. 653
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 30 Jan 2010
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 127 (272,128)
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The Great Streetcar Conspiracy

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 699
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Mar 2013
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 102 (317,631)

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federal transportation subsidies, state transportation policy, urban transportation planning, US infrastructure, city roads, federal grants

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The Perils of Planning

Regulation, Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring 2006
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 27 Apr 2006
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 94 (334,753)

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Sprawl, Robert Bruegmann, urban sprawl, urban planning, traffic congestion, housing costs, population density, property values, suburbs, land conversion

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Crony Capitalism and Social Engineering: The Case Against Tax-Increment Financing

Cato Institute Policy Analysis, No. 676
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 16 Nov 2011
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
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Roadmap to Gridlock: The Failure of Long-Range Metropolitan Transportation Planning

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 617
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 Oct 2008
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 78 (374,954)
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randal o'toole, transportation planning, metropolitan planning, planning methods, land-use regulation, mixed-use developments, long-range planning, local transportation, federal surface, congestion, public transportation, rail transit

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The Worst of Both: The Rise of High-Cost, Low-Capacity Rail Transit

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 750
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Oct 2014
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 75 (383,419)

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light rail, monorail, transit

15.

Fixing Transit: The Case for Privatization

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Nov 2010
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 75 (383,419)
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The Perfect Firestorm: Bringing Forest Service Wildfire Costs Under Control

Cato Institute Policy Analysis Series, No. 591, April 30, 2007
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Jul 2007
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 59 (434,724)

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Randal O'Toole, centralized planning and budgeting, U.S. forest service, wildfire, fire supression, hazardous fuels, forest restoration, structural changes, decentralized decision-making, local economics, local ecological conditions, structural changes

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How Urban Planners Caused the Housing Bubble

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 646, October 1, 2009
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Mar 2013
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 57 (441,939)

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U.S. financial crisis of 2009, great recession, housing bubble, supply and demand, housing market, federal regulations

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Stopping the Runaway Train: The Case for Privatizing Amtrak

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 712, November 13, 2012
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 01 Mar 2013
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 52 (460,493)

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U.S. Amtrak spending, government transportation subsidies, privatize Amtrak, US rail system, high speed trains in the United States of America

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Rapid Bus: A Low-Cost, High-Capacity Transit System for Major Urban Areas

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 752
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 10 Oct 2014
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 50 (468,477)

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rapid bus system, light rail alternative, feeder bus system

20.

Reducing Livability: How Sustainability Planning Threatens the American Dream

Policy Analysis No. 740
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 May 2014
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 44 (493,647)

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greenhouse gas, urban planning, emissions, land-use regulation, urban footprint, housing demand

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Do You Know the Way to L.A.? San Jose Shows How to Turn an Urban Area into Los Angeles in Three Stressful Decades

Cato Policy Analysis Series Paper No. 602
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Dec 2007
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 42 (502,504)
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California, housing crisis, congested traffic, local agencies, LAFCos, annexation, environmental quality act, planning laws, tax revenues, transporation, transit agencies, rail empires

22.

High-Speed Rail is Not 'Interstate 2.0'

Cato Briefing Paper Series, No. 113, 2009
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 Jan 2010
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
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Review of the Panama City Metro Project

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 26 Sep 2014
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
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rail transit system, metro, Panama City, deferred maintenance, bus transit, transit capacities, double-decker buses

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Ending Congestion by Refinancing Highways

Cato Institute Policy Analysis, No. 695, May 15, 2012
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 Feb 2013
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
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interstate highway system funding, infrastructure spending, U.S. transportation department, road maintenance budget, reform, costs, tolls, gas tax, state budget

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The Citizens' Guide to Transportation Reauthorization

Posted: 30 Jan 2010
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 19 (634,592)
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The New Feudalism: Why States Must Repeal Growth-Management Laws

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 802
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 01 Dec 2016
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
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Housing, municipal policy, urban development, city management

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'Paint is Cheaper than Rails:' Why Congress Should Abolish New Starts

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 727
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 21 Jun 2013
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 17 (648,678)
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U.S. transportation policy, environmental benefits of new starts, economic benefits

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Improving Incentives for Federal Land Managers: The Case for Recreation Fees

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 726
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Jun 2013
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
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The Recreation Enhancement Act, federal lands, national parks, national wildlife refuges, environmental policy in the U.S.

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Review of Greenlight Pinellas

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Oct 2014
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
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Transprotation alternatives, light rail, Pinellas transit

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Review of Project Connect

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 10 Oct 2014
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 12 (685,805)

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high-capacity transit, light rail

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Getting What You Paid For — Paying for What You Get: Proposals for the Next Transportation Reauthorization

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 644, September 15, 2009
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 19 Mar 2013
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 10 (701,145)

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U.S. bureaucracy, Interstate Highway System, American Department of Transportation, transportation funds, economic stimulus, federal spending, federalism, road system, government waste

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The Citizens’ Guide to Transportation Reauthorization

Cato Institute Briefing Papers No. 116
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 22 Mar 2013
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
Downloads 8 (716,592)

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surface transportation reauthorization, federal transportation policy, high speed rail in the united states, alternatives to cars, government subsidies

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Zero-Based Transportation Policy: Recommendations for 2021 Transportation Reauthorization

Cato Institute, Policy Analysis No. 913 (2021)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 22 Apr 2021
Cato Institute and Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute and Cato Institute
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COVID-19, transportation, coronavirus, pandemic, transit funding, Department of Transportation, federal transport policies, federal highway, highway safety, pandemic highlights

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The High-Speed Rail Money Sink: Why the United States Should Not Spend Trillions on Obsolete Technology

Cato Institute, Policy Analysis No. 915
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 Apr 2021
Cato Institute and Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute and Cato Institute
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transportation, infrastructure, Pete Buttigieg, high-speed rail network, federal debt, annual deficit, passenger travel, travel, railroad, rail network

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Principles for the 2020 Surface Transportation Reauthorization

Cato Institute Policy Analysis, No. 870, 2019
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 03 Jan 2020
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute
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Transportation, Infrastructure, Surface Transportation, Road Rehabilitation, Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, Highway Trust Fund, FAST Act, New Starts, TIGER

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The Coming Transit Apocalypse

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 824
Posted: 07 Feb 2018
Randal O'Toole
Cato Institute

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transit, rail transit, subways, light rail, driverless cars