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With some projections estimating that U.S. population in 2050 could exceed 550 million, the nation is facing looming and unprecedented strains on environmental resources and infrastructure, including transport systems, public parks and open space. Key decisions affecting where people live and work – and how they travel from one place to another – will have long-term implications for regional economies, environmental quality, and the future of natural areas. Research at Resources for the Future is informing policies for dealing with the intertwined issues of transportation and spatial development. Special attention is given to the interactions between the transportation system, land use, and the economy, based on the recognition that these elements must be looked at as an integrated whole.
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Will Natural Gas Vehicles Be in Our Future?
Resources magazine: RFF Senior Fellow Alan Krupnick considers whether natural gas in the transportation sector will extend beyond heavy-duty vehicles in the United States.
High-Speed Rail Passions
Resources magazine: Will California’s proposed train system linking San Francisco and Los Angeles set the course for high-speed rail development across the country? RFF Senior Fellow Joel Darmstadter investigates.
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PUBLICATIONS
Gasoline Taxes and Consumer Behavior
Shanjun Li, Joshua Linn, and Erich Muehlegger
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
 
Where Americans Live: A Geographic and Environmental Tally
Berger, A. M., Brown, C. L., Kousky, C., Laberteaux, K., and R. Zeckhauser
Harvard Journal of Real Estate | Vol. 1, No. 1 | pp. 39-49
 
Fuel Prices and New Vehicle Fuel Economy—Comparing the United States and Western Europe
Thomas Klier and Joshua Linn
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | Vol. 66(2) | pp. 280-300 | Related Discussion Paper 11-37
 
The Effect of Voluntary Brownfields Programs on Nearby Property Values: Evidence from Illinois
Joshua Linn
Journal of Urban Economics | Vol. 78 | pp. 1-18 | Related Discussion Paper 12-35
 
Automobile Usage and Urban Rail Transit Expansion
Lunyu Xie
RFF Discussion Paper EfD 12-17 | December 2012
 
The Effect of Voluntary Brownfields Programs on Nearby Property Values: Evidence from Illinois
Joshua Linn
RFF Discussion Paper 12-35 | August 2012
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