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Conservatives are fleshing out their next generation transportation ideas and Matthew Yglesias suggests that there could be a pretty big area of overlap between the left and right in this particular policy realm:

To my way of thinking an enormous amount of good could be done if
conservatives were more interested in applying really basic free market
principles to transportation policy. For example, why not allow
developers to build as much or as little parking as they want to build
when they launch a new development? Why not charge market rates for
curbside parking on public streets? How about fewer restrictions on the
permitted density of development? Why not reduce congestion on the
most-trafficked roads through market pricing of access?

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