Transportation Spending

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.
Apr 21, 2014   Streetsblog USA
A feasibility study released last week shows that a 141 mile transit system could be built on existing right-of-ways in the Triangle for $1 billion, a fraction of the proposed budget for transit in the region through 2035.
Oct 10, 2008   The News Observer
Although it is a public transit success, Metrolink was cobbled together with old freight rail lines. It was a relatively cheap and quick way of providing rail service, but its drawbacks have become obvious.
Sep 16, 2008   California Planning and Development Report
New funds have already been allocated to public transit agencies, but unexpected increases in ridership have called for even more. The funds come as part of a new energy bill intended to reduce foreign oil dependence.
Sep 10, 2008   The Wall Street Journal
An Albany newspaper takes a look at cycling in the Capital District: cycling is up, and advocacy groups are working to take advantage of it.
Sep 9, 2008   Metroland
Pittsburgh becomes first city in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to hire a full-time bike/pedestrian coordinator.
Aug 14, 2008   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
<p>At a time when highway infrastructure is already facing challenges such as the rising costs of concrete and steel, a change in driving habits is causing a major reduction in available funds.</p>
Jul 29, 2008   The Wall St. Journal
<p>Toronto's Metrolink brings together city and transportation planners to brainstorm the transit of the future.</p>
Jun 25, 2008   The Toronto Star
<p>GOOD Magazine sends a reporter across country on Amtrak to give a riders-eye view of the system.</p>
Jun 18, 2008   GOOD Magazine
<p>Officials in Maine are considering a plan to build a cross-state superhighway.</p>
Jun 9, 2008   The Ellsworth American
<p>Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich gives his two cents about the need to expand public transit.</p>
Jun 7, 2008   Robert Reich's Blog