Transportation Funding

2 days ago
The cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento have high hopes for a streetcar line planned for some of the most beautiful and urban neighborhoods in the region. The Trump Administration could still change the course of the project, however.
The Sacramento Bee
6 days ago
The city of Chicago was working hard to win the federal funding while the Obama Administration is still in power.
The Chicago Tribune
January 8, 2017, 11am PST
The Transportation Alternatives program is designed to give states power over federal transportation funding for pedestrian and bike infrastructure projects. A loophole is defeating that purpose, however.
Streetsblog USA
January 3, 2017, 6am PST
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority will get the federal funding assistance it needs to build the Tex Rail project.
The Dallas News
November 25, 2016, 9am PST
Kansas City, Missouri is in the process of considering an $800 million general obligation bond to fund transportation projects. The advocacy group BikeWalkKC, seeing the opportunity, is already advocating for how to put that money to use.
BikeWalkKC
September 20, 2016, 8am PDT
Portland isn’t collecting a gas tax approved by voters in May yet, but the city is already finding a way to spend the money.
The Oregonian
August 3, 2016, 2pm PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the latest round of TIGER grants on July 28.
Engineering News-Record
July 3, 2016, 5am PDT
Connecticut state legislators may not like vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) fees, but that hasn't stopped the state Department of Transportation from joining other states in applying for $2.1 million from the U.S. DOT to study the road user fee.
The Hartford Courant
April 19, 2016, 2pm PDT
Illinois State Senate President John Cullerton released a infrastructure funding plan earlier this month that includes a proposal for a vehicle miles traveled tax.
Daily Herald
March 2, 2016, 8am PST
Maryland legislators are considering a rating system for transportation projects recently approved in Virginia. The bill would also check the power of the state's governor in killing project proposals.
Greater Greater Washington
February 11, 2016, 1pm PST
Governing profiles Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx's ambitious goals to change the way the country thinks about transportation.
Governing
January 28, 2016, 1pm PST
New leadership at the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is redoubling efforts to find new sources of revenue for the state's transportation funding deficit.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 21, 2016, 7am PST
The new transportation funding formula approved by voters in Texas will bring new funding to the Texas Department of Transportation.
The Dallas Morning News
January 19, 2016, 2pm PST
A new report by U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group identifies the highway projects most likely to break the transportation funding bank.
Frontier Group
January 12, 2016, 1pm PST
Though the governor's office remains staunchly opposed to new taxes, the Wisconsin State Legislature is searching for politically viable ways to fund transportation infrastructure improvements at the local level.
Urban Milwaukee
December 23, 2015, 7am PST
Certain states have had to scramble to restructure their gas taxes as gas prices have dropped—and kept dropping—lest transportation funds hit empty.
Governing
November 11, 2015, 5am PST
The acting head of the New Jersey Department of Transportation spoke of the realities of transportation investment in the current era of funding uncertainty.
NJ.com
November 10, 2015, 1pm PST
Cities as far-flung as Trinidad, Dodge City, and Lamy joined their efforts in recent years to keep the iconic Southwest Chief Amtrak route running.
The Denver Post
November 9, 2015, 1pm PST
Lots of dollar signs were flying around on Texas ballots last week, many of which were headed toward road construction measures. The Houston Chronicle, however, points out the shortcomings of the state's patterns of investment.
Houston Chronicle
October 24, 2015, 9am PDT
Though the congressional process of providing a bill that sets the funding agenda for the nation's transportation infrastructure seems to finally be moving forward, Georgia couldn't continue waiting.
Atlanta Business Chronicle