The Unceremonious Death of a Freeway Expansion Project
The end of an Oregon freeway project didn't get much fanfare, but the victory is worth celebrating.
Las Vegas Residents Push Back on Freeway Expansion
A state plan to widen an interstate that cuts through downtown Las Vegas would displace hundreds of homes and businesses.
Texas Approves $100 Billion Road Building Plan
The state is making a record investment in expanding and maintaining roads and highways, including an expansion of Interstate 10 and new managed lanes in Houston.
Quantifying the Losses Caused by New Freeways
Data shows cities lose millions in potential property taxes when highways displace homes and businesses.
More Options Presented for Minneapolis I-94 Project
Two new proposals for replacing the freeway with at-grade segments offer new visions for the future of downtown Minneapolis.
Letter Reveals Changes to I-35 Expansion Plan in Austin
In addition to new HOV lanes and a proposed boardwalk, TxDOT agreed to engineer the freeway for caps in some areas, but the city would have to fund their construction.
Seattle Quietly Unveils New Interstate Lane
The Washington Department of Transportation expanded part of I-5 in hopes of reducing a common traffic bottleneck.
L.A. Freeway Expansion to Move Ahead, Sans Displacement
The 605 freeway expansion project was expected to demolish hundreds of homes and multifamily buildings.
‘Divided by Design’ Underscores Inequities in Transportation Policy
The report calls for a wholesale overhaul of U.S. transportation policy to redress the damages caused by decades of auto-centric development.
Coalition Keeps up the Fight Against Maryland Highway Project
Environmentalists and community groups are asking a federal judge to rule in their favor to require Maryland’s department of transportation to conduct a thorough environmental review before expanding Interstate 270.
GAO: Reconnecting Communities Lacks Clear Goals and Metrics
The program, aimed at supporting highway removals and other projects that work to reverse the impacts of freeway construction, is light on accountability and performance measures, according to a new report.
Congestion Pricing Could Be Coming to L.A.
The infamously car-centric city is weighing a proposed congestion pricing pilot program to reduce traffic and encourage public transit use.
The Limitations of ‘Reconnecting Communities’
The Biden administration has pledged to correct the damage imposed on communities by highways and infrastructure, but many projects are only committing to minor improvements, not transformative changes.
Dallas City Council to Vote on Controversial Freeway Trenching Plan
A proposal to bury part of Interstate 345 in a 65-foot trench is the latest in a debate that has lasted more than ten years as the freeway reaches the end of its useful life.
Freeway Removal Projects Gain Momentum
Thanks to decades of activism and newly available federal funding, state and local governments are starting to understand the negative impacts of highway construction and working to reverse the effects on cities around the nation.
Kansas City Requests State Funding for Freeway Cap Park
The city has been working to raise $200 million to create a 5.5 acre park spanning a portion of Interstate 670.
How Houston’s Highways Impact Neighborhoods
A chapter in a new book highlights how highway construction forced changes and caused displacement in communities that included public housing developments.
Louisiana Freeway Project Faces Civil Rights Investigation
An interstate project decades in the making is being investigated by federal authorities for claims that it would perpetuate historically racist land use patterns.
Atlanta Freeway Cap Among Reconnecting Communities Awards
The infusion of $1.1 million in federal funding helps move the project along, but the total cost remains far beyond the city’s current budget.
Virginia Receives Nearly $3 Million Reconnecting Communities Grant
Two Virginia cities were awarded federal funding aimed at improving connections between neighborhoods cut apart by freeway construction.
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