Dueling incentives

Accused of contributing to urban congestion, Uber wants a tax to price you out of the city while their cars pay a lower rate. Ride-sharing services love “congestion fees.” In its simplest form a congestion tax is a barrier toll around part of a city, say London or lower Manhattan. You pay $25 to drive […]

ATE Racket Report for October 17, 2018

ATE Racket Report for October 17, 2018

The ATE Racket Report is a weekly feature of the NMA blog. We want to bring the issues of automated traffic enforcement to our supporters in a more coherent up-to-date fashion.   Compiled by NMA Foundation Director James C. Walker and NMA Communications Director Shelia Dunn  This Past Week…. Our friends at Wise Up Winnipeg […]

Can We Afford to Buy New Cars in this Economy?

Can We Afford to Buy New Cars in this Economy?

To buy or not to buy. That is the question. With an uncertain economy and a prediction that new car prices will continue to increase, it seems the logical answer would be “not to buy.” But, there are reasons that may make this actually a good time for you to buy. As automotive writer Jason […]

Bye-Bye Beetle

Bye-Bye Beetle

VW recently announced it will stop making the Beetle after 2019 — in order to “focus” on . . . electric vehicles. Yes, really. Expiation, you see — for having sinned. Which brings us to the real reason for VW’s decision, which ties in with the extirpation of the company’s TDI diesel engines: The current […]

What’s Going on at the DMV?: NMA E-Newsletter #509

What’s Going on at the DMV?: NMA E-Newsletter #509

For years, comedians have made fun of long lines at the DMV (Departments of Motor Vehicles), but you know what…it’s not really funny anymore. The widespread problem seems to be three-fold. ·        Short term: A number of states are now under a tight deadline to implement REAL ID and motorists must apply for one in […]