Capital Investments

Washington State Ferry

'Move Ahead Washington' Launches a New Era of Transportation Planning in Washington State

Democrats in the Washington State Legislature won approval for a massive 16-year transportation package dubbed Move Ahead Washington.

March 15, 2022 - The Urbanist

Interstate 84

Connecticut DOT Announces Five-Year, $6 Billion Capital Investment Plan

The Nutmeg State will spend 64 percent of its capital investments over the next five years on highway and bridge projects.

February 22, 2022 - TransportationToday

Arlington Cemetery Station

D.C. Metro Blue Line to Close for 3+ Plus Months, Starting Saturday

Platform improvements will close down another rail transit route in the D.C. region for three whole months.

February 12, 2021 - Arl Now

Centro Ybor

State Grant Gives Tampa Streetcar a Big Cash Infusion

Next stop: A bigger, better Tampa Streetcar.

December 27, 2020 - Tampa Patch

Subway Tunnel

An Infrastructure Proposal for Biden's First 100 Days in Office

The 100 days in office provides President-elect Joe Biden with an early chance to follow the model of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

December 25, 2020 - Regional Plan Association

Lehigh River

The 'Marshall Plan for Middle America' Plans $600 Million in Clean Energy Investments

A coalition of leaders in the Appalachian region recently released the "Marshall Plan for Middle America" to create jobs and transition the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky away from fossil fuels.

November 17, 2020 - StateImpact Pennsylvania

New York MTA

New York MTA Reports Service, Ridership Improvements

Capital investments are paying off in increased ridership, according to new data from the New York MTA.

October 23, 2019 - Curbed New York

Illinois Highway 90

Details of Illinois' $45 Billion Infrastructure Investment Plan

The Chicago Tribune combed a pile of legislation to produce an authoritative database of projects funded in an historic spending spree by Illinois.

October 20, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Port Authority of Allegheny County

Electric Bus Rapid Transit Between Pittsburgh and Oakland Takes Crucial Steps Forward

The Port Authority of Allegheny County will lead the remainder of a project to deliver major transportation improvements between Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland.

July 31, 2019 - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

San Francisco Tunnel Boring Machine

Subway Project Budget 'Running on Fumes' in San Francisco

The high-profile Central Subway is in danger of running out of money, according to a federal watchdog.

July 29, 2019 - San Francisco Examiner


The More MARTA Plan Has a Plan

After a public engagement process and a political process played out in 2018, MARTA and the city of Atlanta can now focus on what gets built, when, according to the $2.7 billion More MARTA capital investment plan.

June 19, 2019 - MARTA via The SaportaReport

Springfield, Illinois

To Fix Roads, Bridges, and Public Buildings, Illinois Decides to 'Think Big'

First-term Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker succeeded in building support for his $45 billion, "think big" capital investment agenda in the Illinois State Legislature.

June 4, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Silver Line

Price for Repairing Boston's Transit System: $10 Billion

A new estimate of how much it will cost to repair all of the infrastructure in the MBTA system places the price tag $3 billion higher than an estimate made only four years ago.

May 15, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Columbus Ohio

New Spending, Planning Approved to Address Affordable Housing Crisis in Columbus

Columbus approved an emergency allotment of capital improvement bond funding for housing, and the launch of an affordable housing strategy process.

April 18, 2019 - WCBE

Winter Parking

Parking Tax Considered to Fund Pedestrian Improvements Around Transit Stations

New Jersey is considering a law that would give cities the option of implementing a new 3.5% parking tax on public and private parking facilities.

February 28, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Washington D.C. Metro

Showdown Over Proposed Service Improvements for D.C. Metro

The state of Virginia won't let Washington Metro increase services that surpass a three percent subsidy cap implemented this summer.

January 3, 2019 - WTOP

Crystal City

5 D.C.-Area Infrastructure Projects Jumpstarted by Amazon

Amazon's decision to locate half of its HQ2 location in Northern Virginia kicks the state into gear on transportation projects. More funding could potentially be on the way.

November 15, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

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