Transportation Spending

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.
Sep 6, 2013   The Baltimore Sun
For architecture critic Inga Saffron, a $900 million project to improve a South Jersey interchange illustrates the madness of transportation funding priorities.
Apr 3, 2013   philly.com
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.
Jan 17, 2013   Streetsblog
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.
Oct 4, 2012   The Washington Post
Andrea Bernstein traces how, in four short years, partisan politics have infected discussions about investment in infrastructure.
Sep 25, 2012   Transportation Nation
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?
Feb 15, 2012   Streetsblog D.C.
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
Dec 27, 2011   Streetsblog Network
A new report from Smart Growth America finds that stimulus spending on public transit produced 70% more jobs per dollar than road spending.
Feb 7, 2011   The Hill
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.
Dec 20, 2010   Reason.org
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.
Dec 7, 2010   NationalJournal
Federal transportation funding is in serious trouble in the U.S., but that doesn't mean the work has to stop, according to Mark Muro and Robert Puentes.
Jun 8, 2010   Citiwire