450 charging stations not enough to jump start New York’s electric car movement

By April 1, New York state will begin offering a rebate of up to $2,000 for zero-emission and plug-in electric hybrid vehicles. Governor Cuomo has also launched a new electric vehicle campaign that includes plans to install 450 new charging stations around the state. Rick Geddes, associate professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and […]

Current highway funding reauthorization bill would discourage infrastructure investment

Rick Geddes is an associate professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University, and the founding director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy. His research focuses on innovative funding and financing of major infrastructure projects, particularly in the transportation and water sectors. He believes the U.S. infrastructure challenge is creating […]

Amazon Sunday-delivery deal improves USPS prospects

The announcement of a Sunday delivery agreement between online retail giant Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service could be a boon to online shoppers and a potential blessing to the economically embattled federal mail carrier. Rick Geddes, author of “Saving the Mail: How to Solve the Problems of the U.S. Postal Service” and a professor […]

Tappan Zee Bridge a smart bet for feds, great example for nation

Richard Geddes, director of The Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy, is a professor of policy analysis and management and author of “The Road to Renewal: Private Investment in U.S. Transportation Infrastructure.” He praises the recent federal approval of a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan to help finance the replacement of New York’s Tappan […]