These files were presented at the 2014 Preserving the American Dream conference in Denver on September 19-21. A complete agenda shows when each presentation was given.
Session 1: Debate Over Tolls and Public/Private Partnerships
Robert Poole: The Case for Tolls and PPPs
Greg Cohen: The Case Against Tolls and PPPs
Session 2: Transportation
Christian Holter: Struggles and Successes of Private Transit in America
Session 2a: Transportation Issues
Alan Pisarski: Where Is VMT Going?
Marc Scribner: The Future of Automobility
Session 2b: Transportation Finance
Baruch Feigenbaum: The TIGER Program–Discretionary Grant or Political Tool?
Session 2c: Data Workshop
Wendell Cox: Urban Data (10 MB)
Session 3: Land-Use Issues
Wendell Cox: Britain’s Declining House Sizes (13 MB)
Session 3a: Sustainability vs. Freedom
Rick Harrison: Sustainable Suburban Development Can Defeat Social Engineering (108 MB)
Thomas Wambolt: Problems with TIF
Session 3b: Fighting Sustainability Plans
Mark Gotz: Fighting Southern Florida’s Seven-50 Plan (14.1 MB)
Video on slide 9 of Mark’s show (12 MB)
Peter Singleton: Fighting Plan Bay Area
Session 3c: How to Review Transportation Plans
Thomas Rubin: How to Review a Transit Plan (10.8 MB)
Randal O’Toole: How to Review a Regional Transportation Plan (19 MB)
Session 5b: Getting out the Message
Sharon Nassett: Stopping Wasteful Projects Through Citizen Advocacy
John Anthony: Shattering America’s Trance (2.0 MB)
Jim Karlock: How to Make YouTube Videos
Mimi Steel: Fighting a Plan After It Has Been Approved (5.1 MB)
Videos associated with Mimi Steel’s presentation (107 MB).
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Marc Scribner on Regulation of Self-Driving Vehicles
Emily Goff on Bringing Transportation Decisions Closer to the People: Why States and Localities Should Have More Control
Selling the Northwest Passage, an article about a proposed third bridge across the Columbia River
A Line in the Sand, an article about Sharon Nasset and the Columbia River Crossing
Interesting Data (Excel Files)
Most of the files below are from the 2012 American Community Survey, a Census Bureau survey of more than 3 million households. Some of the files for urbanized areas may not include data for smaller urban areas because the sample size wasn’t large enough for statistical accuracy.
This spreadsheet is a summary of the 2012 National Transit Database, which includes data for nearly all transit agencies and modes in the nation. An Antiplanner post explains most of the rows and columns in the 1.8-MB spreadsheet.