Whether we are talking about roads, railways, or canals, we are often people could never get from point A to point B without government. The reality is that government transportation programs are riddled with pork and often involve serious violations of community sovereignty and property rights.

Federal intervention in transportation was one of the first avenues for the nationalization of American life. But the romantic stories told about the railroads and highway system rest on a mountain of myths. Many billions could be saved every year simply by getting the federal government out of transportation.

Learn more about Transportation problems and the solutions:

Last Exit: Privatization and Deregulation of the U.S. Transportation System, by Clifford Winston
Review by John Semmens (The Independent Review) Winter 2012

“The President’s Road to Nowhere”
Gabriel Roth (Daily Caller) September 21, 2011

“Obama’s Transportation Infrastructure Plan Wastes $50 Billion”
Gabriel Roth (Waco-Tribune Herald) October 9, 2010

Review of Street Smart in Journal of Transportation Research
Porter K. Wheeler; January 30, 2007

“Gas About Public Transit”
John Semmens (Washington Times) January 11, 2008

“Pay More, Drive Less, Save the Planet”
Gabriel Roth (The Wall Street Journal) July 6, 2009

“Private Solutions for Reducing Road Congestion, Fuel Costs, Travel Time, and Waste”
Gabriel Roth, Greg Cohen, Patrick Jones, Daniel Klein (an Independent Institute event transcript) September 28, 2006

See Also:

The Independent Institute’s Archive on Transportation