Articles by Dan Albert

Mar 02, 2020

Hogan's Magic Highways

HOT lanes aren’t sexy, but they’re all the rage among highwaymen.

HOT lanes aren’t sexy, but they’re all the rage among highwaymen.

Dec 18, 2019

Teen Drivers Home for the Holidays

They haven’t seen a set of car keys at least since Thanks­giv­ing, maybe not even since Labor Day. To make mat­ters worse, the roads in late Decem­ber, thanks to all of that egg nog, are more dan­ger­ous than aver­age. Yet in the spir­it of the sea­son, we par­ents will turn over the keys to the fam­i­ly car and hope for the best.

Nov 21, 2019

Consumers Fear Big Tech, Not Driverless Tech

His­to­ry records an Amer­i­can pub­lic quite will­ing to embrace new tech­nol­o­gy. But recent his­to­ry also shows a grow­ing dis­trust of Big Tech — from app-enabled mobil­i­ty monop­o­lies to social media giants.

Nov 05, 2019

A Per-mile Road User Fee for Boston

A bet­ter solu­tion would use GPS tech­nol­o­gy to price all roads accord­ing to the val­ue that dri­vers place on them at a giv­en time. Such a mar­ket-based sys­tem would replace gaso­line tax­es and cap­ture the mar­gin­al costs dri­vers impose on oth­ers when they use the roads.