Highway Expansion

March 21, 2019, 12pm PDT
Gretchen Whitmer has outdone the new Democratic governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, who proposed a 20 cents tax hike. Like Walz's budget, gas tax revenue would replace some general funds directed to road spending, thus benefiting other state programs.
Detroit Free Press
March 14, 2019, 5am PDT
The gas tax, suburban highway spending cycle is both self-serving and self-destructive, according to the article.
Streetsblog USA
October 2, 2018, 6am PDT
The extended tollway would cut beyond the Urban Growth Boundary into the Everglades.
Curbed Miami
August 31, 2018, 12pm PDT
A political decision by the Texas Transportation Commission last December to drop projects which included toll lanes was thought to doom 15 road expansions from their 10-year capital plan, but some will go forward with HOV as opposed to HOT lanes.
Austin American-Statesman
July 9, 2018, 9am PDT
A pro-business group in Toronto wants to expand a highway, but a Toronto columnist wants to make readers aware of why the plan might not work out as hoped.
The Star
May 23, 2018, 7am PDT
After a 2016 Texas Department of Transportation plan put forward a vision for a more walkable and dense city, TxDOT is still looking to expand I-30, a project that contradicts many of the forward-thinking ideas in that plan.
D Magazine
May 4, 2018, 2pm PDT
A survey of recent planning decisions demonstrates that cities are no longer necessarily looking to more and bigger highways to solve their traffic problems.
The New York Times
August 20, 2017, 9am PDT
Three tractor trailers overturned in less than a month while navigating Spaghetti Junction in Louisville—the maze of twisting ramps and interchanges that sparked viral notoriety at the end of 2016.
WDRB
May 18, 2017, 7am PDT
A planned expansion of Interstate 70 through Denver might have federal approval, but a growing coalition of local groups and state political leaders are pushing back on the idea.
The Denver Post
March 8, 2017, 6am PST
An already troubled proposal to widen the I-94 Freeway in Milwaukee has now encountered a legal setback.
Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
February 23, 2017, 2pm PST
The man in charge of public transit in the land of streetcars, bridges without cars, and bike-riding congressmembers is calling for three large highway expansion projects.
Portland Tribune
February 12, 2017, 5am PST
It all depends on one thing: How much are travelers willing to pay for a shorter trip?
City Observatory
December 30, 2016, 12pm PST
Many in the urbanism community were shocked to see the scale of the recently completed "Spaghetti Junction" in Louisville, but the tolling system that will fund the project is just as critical to consider.
City Observatory
December 27, 2016, 2pm PST
Whether you call it the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project, the Downtown Crossing, or the new Spaghetti Junction—call it done.
Louisville Business First
November 3, 2016, 11am PDT
Chicago's Kennedy Expressway to the O'Hare Airport is getting a $22.9 million lane expansion, some active transit and public transit advocates question the wisdom of that investment.
DNAinfo Chicago
February 10, 2016, 2pm PST
The Transportation Policy Board of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization approved a big spending increase for a project to widen U.S. Highway 183.
Austin Monitor
February 19, 2015, 7am PST
Wisconsin state transportation officials have settled on a plan to expand the I-94 freeway in Milwaukee—instead of building a double deck freeway through a cemetery the plan is too widen the freeway without disturbing an human remains.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 13, 2014, 11am PDT
A clash between transportation planning mentalities is playing out in Milwaukee over a proposed highway expansion—on one side the car-centric concerns of the state; on the other, the placemaking concerns of the city.
Streetsblog USA
April 6, 2014, 9am PDT
Avid highway opponents are less concerned about filling the Trust Fund gap, notwithstanding the effect on transit, and more on stopping road expansion. Widening of Colorado's I-25 and U.S. 26 in Oregon may halt without an agreement for new funds.
The Coloradoan
March 18, 2014, 5am PDT
Late last week, Virginia state transportation officials shut down contract and permit work on the U.S. 460 expansion project. The project has already spent $300 million of a budgeted $1.4 billion—without even breaking ground.
Richmond Times-Dispatch