The agency's recommendations are based on a new method of cost-benefit analysis that includes equity and environmental sustainability as key measures.
Critics worry the proposed 330-mile corridor would encourage sprawl, harm wildlife, and saddle the state with decades of debt.
Despite alarming claims about the nation's roads and bridges, a column in the Chicago Tribune argues that the administration's proposed infrastructure spending doesn't match actual needs.
The state legislature is weighing three proposals that seek to fund improvements to aging infrastructure and upgrade the state's transportation network.
Congress needs to do more than fund the status quo in its next infrastructure bill, whenever that long-promised bill becomes a reality.
Government's pro-sprawl and anti-density policies often create problems that justify more of the same.
Transportation for America’s report argues that the growing cost of maintaining highways should refocus spending away from expansion projects, toward maintenance efforts.
Defenders of suburban expansion argue that government should build more roads in order to open up more land for housing. What's wrong with that argument?
A plan to save money on highway megaprojects is likely to backfire, experts warn.
Regional planners and Dallas officials aren't confident that the area's highway-centric worldview (and budget) will change anytime soon. The city's competitiveness in the national job market may be on the line.
The commercialization of highway rights of way is largely prohibited by federal regulations, but states are looking for new ways to generate revenue from billboards and rest stops.
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.
Some worry that, of the many reasons cities pursue cap parks, creating quality green space is low on the list.
It's a vicious cycle: highways enable white flight, establishing a power base for a political party opposed to urban transportation systems.
Who's ready for a road trip?
Poor air quality has decimated the health of residents in this predominantly black community ringed by highways.
The Los Angeles Times follows-up an earlier article on the dangers of building too close to freeways. It's a trade-off that the California Air Resources Board acknowledged last April with new guidelines that recognize the dire need for housing.
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A Los Angeles development for homeless vets could be great news for a city in desperate need of housing, but some worry that the apartments put vets in harm’s way.
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The Chicago Tribune's editorial board argues that congestion pricing will not only decrease congestion, but also make the city more attractive to people and businesses.
Faced with an uptick in roadway fatalities, Oregon is looking at how to increase safety. But it's concentrating on highways while arterials actually account for the region's most severe crashes.