Transit Funding

Traditionally pro-transit organizations have come out against a proposal to create a new payroll tax to fund bus transit improvements.
Yesterday   The Oregonian
Following in the footsteps of Seattle, which recently followed a similar narrative arc, the city of Spokane will go back to the ballot for transportation funding, leaving the county of Spokane to its own devices.
Jan 25, 2016   The Spokesman-Review
The voters of Austin rejected a $1 billion transportation bond in 2014, but transit advocates and Capital Metro staff are already reorganizing to make a new pitch for transit in the quickly growing city.
Dec 26, 2015   Community Impact Newspaper
Seattle is in the process of drafting a $27 billion transit funding initiative for the November 2016 ballot.
Dec 22, 2015   Publicola
The TAPS transit agency is severely distressed, and continuing to receive bad news about its finances.
Nov 27, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
The unions of two groups sometimes pitted against each other in seeking their agenda for the bus system in Memphis have joined together against a common foe: the management of the Memphis Area Transit Authority.
Nov 25, 2015   The Memphis Flyer
According to a scathing critique of the most recent round of TIGER funding, many of the awarded projects fall far below the quality that transit advocates expect.
Nov 24, 2015   The Century Foundation
So far, only a small minority of major cities have considered self-driving cars in their long-range transportation plans. The question is, should policymakers embrace them or stand in their way?
Nov 24, 2015   TechCrunch
The seventh round of TIGER funding was announced last week. Louisville provides a case study of how cities engage with the competitive grant process.
Nov 2, 2015   U.S. Department Of Transportation
Transit advocates have little good to say about the recently-passed Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act. While it doesn't cut transit funding, it does nothing to expedite transit-based solutions.
Oct 29, 2015   Streetsblog Network
The Nashville Metro Transit Authority recently released a "State of the MTA" report, detailing the system's need for additional funding to improve in pace with the needs of a growing populace.
Jul 22, 2015   The Tennessean