Transit Funding

The rivalry between Dallas and Houston is well known, but Dug Begley recently made a compelling comparison between the two cities: their approach to commuter rail.
Jun 25, 2014   Houston Chronicle
Regional Plan Association of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut has mapped out the impact of all MTA's service cuts for every State Assembly and Senate district in the region. There's also an interactive Google Map.
Mar 20, 2009   Regional Plan Association
Even as service is being cut, enormous transit projects are coming online in New York and New Jersey, including a new $9 billion tunnel into Manhattan.
Mar 14, 2009   USA Today
Last week, a majority of transportation initiatives were approved by voters. This is good news for transit advocates, but risks still loom.
Nov 13, 2008   The Wall Street Journal
The Senate has passed a bill that will allocate $2.5 billion for Amtrak annually, with money going to operation, repairs, and new safety measures.
Oct 2, 2008   The Wall Street Journal
<p>The prospect of a looming MTA deficit and rising transit fares is prompting a second look at congestion pricing in Manhattan, a project defeated by the state Assembly in April, notwithstanding a federal grant for $360 million.</p>
Aug 7, 2008   The New York Times
<p>Since 1956, federal, state and local governments have invested nine times more capital funding in highway subsidies than in transit.</p>
Jul 24, 2008   Streetsblog
<p>Falling revenues from real estate taxes could impact transit expansion plans as New York's MTA faces a sharp decline.</p>
May 24, 2008   By Tim Halbur