Transportation Spending

October 5, 2016, 6am PDT
Local and regional transportation planners responded skeptically to data from the Texas Department of Transportation showing Texans driving less.
Streetsblog Texas
July 13, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent study discovered that towns and cities around the country had removed the pavement on thousands of roads in the last five years.
Wired
April 22, 2016, 9am PDT
In an effort to curb spending by $300 million in the next 15 months, the state of Kansas is considering spending cuts that could hit highway projects and universities. This is the fourth time in two years the state's revenues have fallen short of pro
The Wichita Eagle
January 26, 2016, 2pm PST
Strong Towns, the same organization that runs the #BlackFridayParking campaign every year, is back with another social media campaign meant to raise awareness about the effects of car dependence.
Strong Towns
September 6, 2015, 11am PDT
Strong words from the head of the Illinois Department of Transportation, who says the state is planning for "yesterday's transportation system." Are we witnessing a sea change in leadership of transportation at the state level?
Chicago Tribune
February 17, 2015, 1pm PST
When it comes to infrastructure, we are frequently reminded of the consequences of not repairing roads and bridges. Two prolific transportation writers recently changed the focus to where the money is spent.
CityLab
Blog post
January 30, 2015, 5am PST
There are plenty of opinions but no action on the issue of transportation funding in the United States. What will it take to move the country—and its states, regions, and localities—forward?
Steven Polzin
October 22, 2014, 10am PDT
The Ohio Department of Transportation is looking for feedback from the public on how best to expand services to meet growing demand despite an ongoing shortage of funding.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
September 17, 2014, 1pm PDT
A new survey finds growing public support for increased federal spending on public transportation, even if that means increased taxes.
The Hill
April 21, 2014, 2pm PDT
The most recent coverage of the Alliance for Biking and Walking’s 2014 Benchmark report compares each of the states for how much federal transportation funding they devote to active transportation.
Streetsblog USA
September 6, 2013, 5am PDT
A new 14.1-mile light rail project through downtown Baltimore is among the 17 projects to be funded by Maryland's recent gas tax increase, Governor Martin O'Malley announced this week.
The Baltimore Sun
April 3, 2013, 5am PDT
For architecture critic Inga Saffron, a $900 million project to improve a South Jersey interchange illustrates the madness of transportation funding priorities.
philly.com
January 17, 2013, 11am PST
In a preview of his statewide transportation plan, Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick unveiled an ambitious agenda and an appetizing menu of potential funding options on Monday. The final plan released yesterday has some wanting to send their meals back.
Streetsblog
October 4, 2012, 5am PDT
Conservative news outlets are recirculating a controversial speech made by President Obama in 2007, highlighting his remark that "We don’t need to build more highways out in the suburbs." Brad Plumer looks at the policy implications of his statement.
The Washington Post
September 25, 2012, 10am PDT
Andrea Bernstein traces how, in four short years, partisan politics have infected discussions about investment in infrastructure.
Transportation Nation
February 15, 2012, 6am PST
Ben Goldman details the President's 2013 budget request, which is loaded with transportation spending. The question, of course, is whether the budget is merely a campaign platform or a realistic template for Congress to work from?
Streetsblog D.C.
December 27, 2011, 7am PST
In her ongoing coverage of Missouri's I-70 expansion and state transportation deficits, Streetsblog's Angie Schmitt analyzes MO's consideration to double the state 17-cent state gas tax to finance the truck only lanes from Kansas City to St. Louis
Streetsblog Network
February 7, 2011, 10am PST
A new report from Smart Growth America finds that stimulus spending on public transit produced 70% more jobs per dollar than road spending.
The Hill
December 20, 2010, 12pm PST
Sam Staley says that new Republican appointees to the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure are primarily from rural districts, which doesn't bode well for urban transit funding.
Reason.org
December 7, 2010, 8am PST
Transportation bills are notorious for being chock full of earmarks, and with new attention being brought to curbing them, how will good policy get passed? A handful of experts are discussing the problem over at the National Journal.
NationalJournal