Transportation Funding

Kenneth Orski, editor and publisher of Innovation NewsBriefs, examines how state governments are beginning to accept more responsibility for transportation funding. Exclusive
Feb 11, 2015  By C. Kenneth Orski
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Transportation professionals, media opinion makers, and various politicians have been sharing opinions on transportation funding strategies as the country remains months away from the expiration of federal transportation legislation and, more critically, depletion of transportation funds. Blog Post
Jan 30, 2015   By Steven Polzin
As communities are rethinking the dominant paradigms of the last 60 years of transportation planning, traditional funding mechanisms are coming up well short of needs. A new guidebook will help state DOTs sort it all out.
Jan 29, 2015   Smart Growth for America
A guest column on the Saporta Report offers a reminder of the many critical public needs that compete with transportation funding for state dollars.
Jan 27, 2015   Saporta Report
Charles Marohn starts off the year strong by throwing down the gauntlet on the perpetual transportation funding debate.
Jan 7, 2015   Strong Towns
Thanks to voters, at least $1.2 billion in oil and gas taxes a year that would normally have been directed to the state's Rainy Day Fund is diverted to the highway fund, where it will be used to improve the state's crumbling road infrastructure.
Nov 12, 2014   Newsradio 1200 WOAI
In a poll conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post, Americans were found to prefer allocating transportation funding towards transit expansion rather than road widening.
Oct 26, 2014   Streetsblog USA
Clark Williams-Derry shares news of what he calls "far and away the most responsible official traffic forecast I’ve seen from any government agency, ever."
Oct 21, 2014   Sightline Daily
North Texans aren't happy with a planned network of toll roads, claiming that they're taxed and tolled enough already. A series of public hearings is intended to spread more information about the growing network of toll roads.
Aug 25, 2014   Dallas News
On Wednesday, officials celebrated the final fiscal installment of the $2.3 billion 10-mile BART extension planned to open in 2018.
Aug 22, 2014   San Jose Mercury
Some are calling it a political crisis, but no matter the cause of the trend, toll roads are about soon to be a ubiquitous fact of life in North Texas.
Jun 14, 2014   Dallas Morning News