Obama Administration

With the national Promise Zone grant initiative rolling out in Los Angeles, the Youth Policy Institute aims to deploy funds strategically in targeted areas that struggle with poverty.
May 13, 2014   The Planning Report
"Use it or lose it" is the message being delivered to states by an Obama Administration eager to put people to work improving the nation's transportation infrastructure. $473 million is up for grabs, reports Alex Goldmark.
Aug 20, 2012   Transportation Nation
Last week the Obama administration announced that approvals for seven critical infrastructure projects at five ports along the eastern seaboard will be expedited as part of their <em>We Can't Wait</em> initiative.
Jul 26, 2012   Examiner
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.
The Obama administration has finalized new rules for the 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands that will guide everything from logging to recreation and renewable energy development, writes Juliet Eilperin.
Jan 29, 2012   The Washington Post
In new rules published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, the Department of Transportation is amending Bush era policies on awarding grants for Light Rail, Subway, and Bus Rapid Transit projects.
Jan 27, 2012   Bloomberg
Writing in <em>Grist</em>, Greg Hanscom's position is that under Obama's guidance, the Federal Government has shifted away from subsidizing sprawl and towards reviving cities. Agree?
Jan 19, 2012   Grist
After two brief, magical years in which public transit riders were treated as equals with drivers, the federal government is once again playing favorites.
Jan 18, 2012   GOOD Magazine
The President went out of his way to support Solyndra's cutting-edge solar technology. When the company declares bankruptcy this week, Jon Stewart anticipates the gaffes by Obama's opposition in a very funny segment on The Daily Show.
Sep 16, 2011   The Daily Show
The Obama administration has pumped $2.5 billion in stimulus funds into the advanced battery industry, with the goal of creating manufacturing jobs. But will supporting green cars mean supporting sprawl in the long-term?
Sep 4, 2011   Think Progress
The Obama administration has expressed interest in playing a bigger role in transportation and infrastructure policy in the U.S. <em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of experts if it's the right time for the White House to be more involved.
Oct 27, 2010   National Journal