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A aerial view of the Lobau floodplain, located to the north of Vienna, Austria and across the Danube River. Vienna is in the background.

Austria Halts Eight Highway Projects to Fight Climate Change

Austria's Greens political party has achieved a rare political victory against automobile dependence.

December 13, 2021 - Agence France Presse

I-71 I-70 Columbus OH

Northeast Ohio Agency Set to Reject Three Highway Proposals

The agency's recommendations are based on a new method of cost-benefit analysis that includes equity and environmental sustainability as key measures.

May 3, 2021 - Cleveland.com

San Gabriel Valley

Southern California Officials Slow to Accept Complete Streets

Proposed changes to the Los Angeles County Transportation Authority's highway program would allow local governments the flexibility to implement complete street elements with new projects. The proposition has been a surprisingly tough sell.

November 23, 2020 - Streetsblog LA

Houston, Texas

Interstate 45 Realignment Would Cut Through a Historic Black Neighborhood in Houston

A plan to realign Interstate 45 in Houston has been criticized as a highway boondoggle as well as a failure of racial and social equity, and recent protests have only amplified the latter criticisms of the project.

June 9, 2020 - Streetsblog USA

Colorado Interstate

Road and Highway Construction Plan Expected to Take a $250 Million Hit in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation might be building fewer roads than they had originally planned after the coronavirus recedes. A few projects already underway have been able to speed up.

April 21, 2020 - The Denver Post

Highway Construction

Opinion: Don't Allow Highway Boondoggles in Stimulus Spending

Instead of doubling down on the unsustainable planning and building practices, the current crisis offers a chance to hit reset, according to this article.

April 21, 2020 - Frontier Group

Missouri

Road Projects Face COVID-Induced Delays in Missouri

Missouri is taking stock of its construction program as gas taxes and sales taxes plummet.

April 7, 2020 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Interstate 5

$10 Billion Approved for Highway Funding in Washington State

Despite the drastic funding limitation imposed by Washington's voter-approved Initiative 976, the state found a way to fund $10.4 billion in (mostly highway) transportation projects.

March 19, 2020 - The Urbanist

Colorado Interstate

$1.6 Billion Highway Improvement Program Announced in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation will spend big on highway projects over the next three years.

November 24, 2019 - The Denver Post

Freewways

Local Officials Hoping for Minnesota DOT Funding Help With Congested Intersection

Commuters in the Twin Cities region are hoping for relief at the notoriously congested and unsafe interchange between Interstate 494 and I-35W.

April 18, 2018 - Star Tribune

Interstate 635

Major Battle Over Highway Project Funding Looms in North Texas

To ensure funding for the LBJ East, Texas Transportation Commission officials might take three other major highway projects off the table.

February 23, 2018 - Dallas News

I-5 Widening

Critiquing the $1.9 Billion Project to Widen I-5 in Los Angeles County

Streetsblog slams Caltrans for wasting $1.9 billion on futile freeway widening projects.

September 29, 2016 - LA.Streetsblog

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