James Horrox is a policy analyst with Frontier Group, based in Los Angeles. He works primarily on conservation and transportation issues and is lead author of the 2022 and 2023 editions of Frontier Group’s annual Highway Boondoggles report.
Highway Boondoggles 2023: Habitat Devastation in the Hoosier State
Plans for a new 54-mile highway in southern Indiana threaten thousands of acres of forests, farmland and wildlife habitat. So why is Indiana forging ahead anyway?
Highway Boondoggles 2023: Is the BQE the Queen of All Boondoggles?
New York City is set to squander a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix a polluting and outdated highway.
Highway Boondoggles 2023: This Bridge is a Bridge Too Far
Presented by local transportation authorities as a simple bridge replacement, an expensive, oversized highway expansion threatens to worsen congestion in Vancouver and Portland
Highway Boondoggles 2023: Salt Lake Shenanigans
Plans for a major freeway expansion based on over-inflated traffic projections are a wrongheaded way to deal with the region’s rapid population growth.
Highway Boondoggles 2023: Pandering in the Panhandle
How bad is this boondoggle? Supporters are trying to sell it as if it includes a fancy deck plaza — which it does not.
Highway Boondoggles 2023: The Pain in Maine Falls Mainly in … Gorham
Here's a self-defeating new highway that will merely exacerbate suburban sprawl — reinforcing the very conditions that are causing the traffic problems in the first place!
Highway Boondoggles 2023: This Year’s Poster Children for Bad Projects
Once again, transportation funds that could be used to repair streets, roads and bridges are instead diverted into costly, damaging highway expansion projects. Here's this year's list of the worst of the worst.