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Working at home: what will the long-term effects of the pandemic be?

2022-10-21T16:43:08-04:00

by Robert B. Noland, Hannah Younes, Wenwen Zhang It has now been over two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began and many people were forced to start working at home. While the initial phases of the pandemic led to forced business closures and working at home, the restrictions put in place in New Jersey were [...]

Working at home: what will the long-term effects of the pandemic be?2022-10-21T16:43:08-04:00

What to do with all the new transportation funding?

2022-10-21T16:34:29-04:00

Robert B. Noland The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), more commonly known at the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will soon be delivering large amounts of transportation funding to the states, including New Jersey. The Bill extends beyond just traditional transportation funding, including funds for an electric vehicle charging network, broadband, and resilience, among other critical [...]

What to do with all the new transportation funding?2022-10-21T16:34:29-04:00

Lowering Tax Rates on Motor Fuels: A Bad Idea That’s Gaining Momentum

2022-10-21T16:29:03-04:00

By Michael L. Lahr, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/Econ™) Policymakers’ hearts are in the right place. Presently, the United Kingdom and a few U.S. states are enabling at least a temporary reprieve from fuel taxes in the name of solidarity against Russian aggression.[1] In the face of budget surpluses and soaring energy prices, it would [...]

Lowering Tax Rates on Motor Fuels: A Bad Idea That’s Gaining Momentum2022-10-21T16:29:03-04:00

What’s Up with Gasoline Prices?

2022-10-21T16:26:42-04:00

By Michael L. Lahr, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/Econ™) Here we are in mid-March of 2022 and the average price of a gallon of regular grade gasoline in New Jersey is $4.335; a year ago it was $2.925.[1] That’s nearly a 50% increase in less than a year. How and why did it come to [...]

What’s Up with Gasoline Prices?2022-10-21T16:26:42-04:00

Emerging transportation modes: what are the implications for policy?

2022-10-21T16:23:24-04:00

Robert B. Noland, Hannah Younes, Wenwen Zhang, Clint Andrews, and Leigh Ann Von Hagen Over the last decade, a variety of transportation solutions facilitated by new technologies have emerged. Of these, self-driving vehicles seem to have generated the most excitement among policy makers and such vehicles were promised to be commercially available by 2020. Achieving [...]

Emerging transportation modes: what are the implications for policy?2022-10-21T16:23:24-04:00

New Jersey Intercounty Migration Trends, 2018-2019

2022-10-21T16:20:27-04:00

by Tia Azzi and Michael Lahr, R/Econ™ The latest report from R/Econ™ examines the migration trends across counties within New Jersey between 2018 and 2019. This report uses Internal Revenue Service (IRS) data, rather than that from than the U.S. Census, to report migration by county. This analysis divides New Jersey into five regions to [...]

New Jersey Intercounty Migration Trends, 2018-20192022-10-21T16:20:27-04:00

Bicycle Lanes: Motivating Active Transportation

2022-10-21T16:16:14-04:00

Tia Azzi, R/ECON Not all bike lanes are created equal. New Jersey is trying to encourage bicycling as a main form of transportation by enhancing existing ways and expanding bike lanes. But only about 0.3% of New Jersey residents bike to work.[1] This contrasts with nationwide commuting behavior in countries like the Netherlands in which [...]

Bicycle Lanes: Motivating Active Transportation2022-10-21T16:16:14-04:00
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