Federal Transportation Funding
Federal Carbon Reduction Funds Could Finance Highway Projects in Texas
Transit advocates say the state’s carbon reduction strategy reveals a continued preference for car-oriented infrastructure.
St. Louis Train Expansion Planning Receives Federal Funding
The Bi-State Development Agency received roughly $7.4 million for efforts to expand the city’s MetroLink train system.
FTA Waives Local Funding Match for Complete Streets Projects
Local and state agencies can apply for federal Complete Streets funding without matching funds until 2026.
Oregon Youth Activists Protest Highway Expansion
A group of young climate activists are demanding an end to traffic-inducing road expansion projects and a renewed commitment to sustainable, transit-oriented transportation.
L.A. Metro Receives $1.24 Billion in Federal Funds
L.A.'s transit agency was awarded over a billion dollars in American Rescue Plan funding for maintenance and operations.
The Uncertain Future of the St. Louis Loop Trolley
St. Louis faces losing federal funds if the Loop Trolley remains defunct. But is the 2.2-mile line worth it?
Expansion Planned for Atlanta Streetcar
A proposed expansion of Atlanta's beleaguered downtown streetcar could turn the 'novelty' line into a truly useful transportation option in the car-centric city.
How RAISE Grants Promote Car-Free Mobility
While there are many reasons to break away from automobile dominance, the RAISE grant program is the only federal effort fully reflecting a public transit and active transportation priorities.
Houston Area Loses $64 Million in Federal Transportation Funds Due to Delays and Lack of Oversight
The funding was directed to congestion mitigation, air quality, and transportation alternatives projects.
How Highway Removal Can Benefit Cities
Cities across the country are reevaluating the impacts of major highway on neighborhoods and looking for ways to revitalize and reconnect communities.
Opinion: Transportation Funding Priorities Are Outdated
Investing in technology and promoting innovation in the transportation sector can further the Biden administration's goals of reducing carbon emissions and improving public transit.
How Much Will Buttigieg Change Federal Transportation Policy?
The USDOT secretary is making big promises, but an entrenched system makes it difficult to implement long-lasting, systemic change.
Why the Federal Government Should Fund Transit Service
Although federal transit funding is traditionally reserved for capital improvement and infrastructure projects, advocates argue that funding improved service could have transformative impacts on transit-dependent communities.
U.S. DOT Grant Program to Allocate Funds for Climate and Environmental Justice Projects
The Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program will, for the first time, support projects aimed specifically at reducing emissions and fighting the effects of climate change and environmental racism.
Boston-to-New York High-Speed Rail Project Hopes for Federal Support
If completed, the North Atlantic Rail project could transform New England's transportation landscape.
$1 Billion in Transportation Grants Announced by U.S. DOT
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced $1 billion in BUILD transportation grants, once again showing a preference for car-centric, rural projects in selecting the winners of this competitive grant process.
First: Grant Enables Automated Transit Buses in Connecticut
CTtransit will work with Robotic Research LLC, New Flyer of America, and the Center for Transportation and Environment to be the first public transit provider in the United States to operate full-sized, autonomous buses.
APTA Calls for $232 Billion in 'Critical' Public Transit Investment
APTA's new report suggests that the need for investment is great, but the benefits could be even greater.
Road Usage Charge at Least 10 Years Away
Pilot programs are not the real thing, warned Michael Lewis, executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation, testifying at a House transportation subcommittee on March 7. Colorado completed a successful four-month pilot last April.
Trump Threatens Government Shutdown if Congress Funds Amtrak Gateway Tunnel
Trump's animus towards using federal funds to replace a century-old, hurricane-damaged rail tunnel under the Hudson River is so strong that he warned Congress he will veto a spending bill they must pass by March 23 to keep the government operating.
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