Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Tax Policy

What’s the Best Way to Tax Parking?

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Taxing parking, the way Pittsburgh does, can make downtowns livelier and encourage a healthier mix of transportation options. Of course, implementing these policies can get tricky. A recent report from the Victoria Transport Policy Institute [PDF] delves into the issue and sorts out the best way to go about it. At his blog, Transport Providence, James Kennedy considers […]

Talking Headways Podcast: Rondo Revisited

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Finally, there is a light rail line connecting the Twin Cities. The Green Line, running 11 miles from Union Depot in downtown St. Paul to Target Field in downtown Minneapolis, cost $957 million and took decades to build. The process of choosing stations was contentious but eventually incorporated the proposals of low-income communities that wanted […]

Talking Headways Podcast: California Über Alles

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Welcome to our all-California, all-the-time episode of the Talking Headways podcast. We start with a statewide debate over whether $60,000+ Teslas should qualify for tax breaks — or whether any electric vehicles should get tax breaks. Then on to the conversation about how California’s cap-and-trade dollars should be spent. One proposal, from the State Senate leader, […]