Drilling Deep: A greater private sector role on the nation’s highways?

Governments are strapped as a result of the pandemic, the nation’s infrastructure isn’t any better than it was at the beginning of the year and states are faced with keeping their roads in good shape. What’s the solution?

On this week’s Drilling Deep podcast, host John Kingston speaks with Bob Poole of the Reason Institute about bringing the private sector into the mix to turn toll roads into privately owned and operated highways. But that always raises the prospect of higher tolls, and Poole explains why users of the roads shouldn’t be worried about that.

Kingston will also talk about how three seemingly disparate developments about the future of truck fuel this past week ultimately come back to the fact that the internal combustion engine powered by diesel might turn out to be a tough competitor after all.

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