Transit Funding

The TAPS transit agency is severely distressed, and continuing to receive bad news about its finances.
Yesterday   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.
3 days ago   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.
4 days ago   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?
4 days ago   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
It's not quite as simple as Republicans opposing transit and Democrats supporting it. It depends what level of government is discussing it. On the local level, demand for better transit can transcend partisan divides.
Jun 8, 2015   Roll Call
Expanded use of tax increment financing is on the table in Chicago—a city that invests less than its peers on building and running transit.
May 12, 2015   Chi.Streetsblog
Chicago transit agencies are falling behind its needed capital investments. A new report estimates that the CTA, Metra, and Pace will need to spend $36 billion over the next decade to catch up.
Jan 24, 2015   Chicago Tribune
The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority—one of the last agencies in the country to fund transit with property taxes—is unable to keep up with the times, according to an editorial arguing for a change.
Jan 20, 2015   The Toledo Blade