Congressional budget cuts spare some favorite programs of transportation reformers and smart growth advocates.
Apr 19, 2011 Streetsblog Capitol Hill
Transit agencies brace for reduced ridership but will keep running -- for a little while, at least.
Apr 10, 2011 Streetsblog Capitol Hill
A Charleston environmental group has suggested an alternative to a proposed expansion of Interstate 526 which solves the congestion problem with refinements to local streets and costs half the price.
Feb 14, 2011 Streetsblog Capitol Hill
Suburban Waukesha seeks to be the first city to pipe water from the Great Lakes since the 2008 Great Lakes Pact. But will approval just mean more sprawl in a sprawling region?
Jan 28, 2011 Streetsblog Capitol Hill
Funding shortage, collapse of I35-W Bridge, prompt community to prioritize maintenance over construction.
Jan 13, 2011 Streetsblog Capitol Hill
A new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group PIRG's report estimates that road construction has cost the American public $600 billion since the highway system began.
Jan 4, 2011 Streetsblog Capitol Hill
A new senate climate measure is proposing to raise the gas tax, a move many in the transportation field have been suggesting for years. But the measure is meeting criticism for not directing the increased revenue towards transportation projects.
Apr 8, 2010 Streetsblog Capitol Hill
The newest transit safety bill was unveiled yesterday to cautious praise. While states are struggling to fund transit, FTA chief Peter Rogoff says the goal is to create a nationwide floor for transit safety.
Dec 9, 2009 Streetsblog Capitol Hill
Transportation Secretary LaHood announced that this spring, bus and streetcar projects will receive $280 million as part of the administration's inter-agency sustainable communities partnership.
Dec 2, 2009 Streetsblog Capitol Hill
How might an obscure tax shelter called a SILO contributed to the D.C. Metro Red Line crash that killed nine this week?
Jun 29, 2009 Streetsblog Capitol Hill