Capital Investment

Grand Connection

Poised for a New Era of Parks Planning in Bellevue, Washington

The last round of capital investment made possible by a 2008 parks levy offers a chance to look further into the future in Bellevue, Washington.

May 3, 2021 - The Urbanist

Manhattan Penn Station

Massive Empire Station Complex Project to Revamp Penn Station Area Moves Forward

The proposed Empire Station Complex project would link an upgraded Penn Station, the newly opened Moynihan Train Hall, and a tentative new terminal one block south of Penn Station.

February 25, 2021 - 6sqft

Metro Subway Los Angeles

Monorail Doesn't Measure Up for Los Angeles, Says Editorial Board

The editorial board of the Los Angeles Times is unimpressed by a plan to build a monorail between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley in the city of Los Angeles.

February 23, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

New York Subway

Major Transit Openings Expected in 2021

All the heavy rail, light rail, bus rapid transit, and commuter rail projects expected to open in North American in 2021.

February 1, 2021 - theTransportPolitic

Ogden, Utah

Transit Capital Investments Planned in Utah

Utah finds itself in a unique situation, with money to spend on expanding transit capacity at a time when many transit agencies are plotting layoffs and service reductions.

December 9, 2020 - The Salt Lake Tribune


New Approach to Capital Investment Expected in Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is readying a new capital investment plan that will spur the local economy and change the way the city apportions its infrastructure funding.

November 8, 2020 - Chicago Sun-Times

Project Connect, Capital Metro

Property Tax Could Fund $7 Billion Transit Plan in Austin, Displacement Mitigation Included

A $7 billion transit investment plan for Austin would include $300 million toward preventing displacement of communities in neighborhoods located near planned transit investments.

August 4, 2020 - KUT

New Orleans Musicians

New Rockefeller Foundation Program Supports 'Credit Invisible' Communities in Crisis

The Rockefeller Foundation is launching a grant program intended to prevent displacement as Black and Latino communities experience the worst public health and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

June 19, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Boise Idaho

Popularity of Opportunity Zone Program Grows During the Pandemic

Investors are looking for safe places to park capital gains as volatility roils the stock market. Opportunity zone programs fit the bill.

May 22, 2020 - Bisnow

Boston transit station

Report Documents Safety Concerns on Boston's T

Safety is not the priority at the T, according to a report released today.

December 9, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Connecticut Turnpike

Criticism for Connecticut's $21 Billion Transportation Spending Plan

Transit advocates don't see much to like in the state of Connecticut's big transportation spending plan—just more of the same.

November 29, 2019 - Streetsblog USA

Interstate 84

Opinion: Proposed $21 Billion Transportation Spending Plan a Step in the Right Direction

A representative of the Regional Plan Association calls for Connecticut's political leadership to go even further in changing the transportation and land use planning paradigm in the state.

November 20, 2019 - The Hartford Courant

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

L.A.'s Blue Line Reopening Soon, With a New Name

The Blue Line light rail line, connecting Los Angeles and Long Beach, is almost finished with a $350 million repair program. When it reopens to service it will be called the A Line.

October 21, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Subway Sign

$51 Billion Capital Investment Plan Sets Records for New York MTA

There are some very large contingencies still left to resolve (like funding from the federal government) but revenues generated from congestion pricing are allowing for new levels of transit infrastructure spending.

September 17, 2019 - Politico

CTA Train

Work Ready to Begin on $2.1 Billion Red and Purple Line Modernization in Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority's largest-ever construction project, also one of its most controversial projects, will begin construction soon.

September 8, 2019 - Chicago Tribune


Floating Train Bridge Arriving in Seattle

The never-before-used design is already being built.

August 12, 2019 - The Seattle Times

New York MTA

Congressional Report on Transit Spending Stops Short of Accountability

Transit advocates were hoping the U.S. Government Accountability Office was finally going to expose the systematic failures of transit spending in the United States by comparing the practices of other countries.

July 23, 2019 - Government Accountability Office

CTA Chicago

Trade War With China Impacts Transit Investments in Chicago

A 25 percent tariff on steel imports could eventually be passed to transit riders in the form of higher fares.

July 16, 2019 - The Chicago Tribune

San Francisco Tunnel Boring Machine

What to Expect From Transit Construction in 2019

Mixed results and high costs are to be expected among the 89 public transit construction projects underway in 2019.

January 9, 2019 - the transport politic

Seattle Regional Transit Systems

Regional Transit Investment Priorities Set for Puget Sound

Funding allocations under consideration at the Puget Sound Regional Council give an indication of the region's public transit priorities.

July 18, 2018 - Seattle Transit Blog

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