Articles by Dan Albert

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.

Oct 24, 2019

The EV Wars

EVs have reached a tip­ping point, but which way will they tip?

Sep 20, 2019

Streetcars or Scooterville

It’s hard to imag­ine an elec­tric scoot­er in a Judy Gar­land love song. More to the point, the very flex­i­bil­i­ty of today’s micro­mo­bil­i­ty” machines means that they fol­low rather than encour­age development.

Aug 12, 2019

Road Trip: The American Car Past, Present, and Driverless

CSPAN3 coverage from the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center

His­to­ri­an Dan Albert talked about his book, Are We There Yet?, in which he chron­i­cles the his­to­ry of U.S. autos and argues against dri­ver­less cars.

Jun 26, 2019

Driverless car proponents love this stat. Too bad it's a wreck.

I felt head­ed for a life­time of scratch­ing 94%, 94%, 94%” in tiny let­ters on the worn pages of a com­po­si­tion book.