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Infrastructure Funding

5 days ago
Months after ending a program to help cities fund transportation infrastructure improvements, a company official says city governments were misusing the funds.
Smart Cities Dive
September 5, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Clark County Commission is extending a sales tax, created in 1998, which could have drawn to a close after raising $2.3 billion or the year 2025, whichever came first. The tax will remain in place indefinitely.
Las Vegas Sun
August 30, 2019, 6am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation this week announced the recipients of $225 million in project funding under the Competitive Highway Bridge Program. The program is reserved for projects located in mostly rural states.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
June 21, 2019, 11am PDT
Chicago’s alderman have control of millions of dollars of street resurfacing "menu money" for local projects. Inspector General Joe Ferguson argues that money would be better spent in a coordinated effort.
Chicago Sun-Times
June 12, 2019, 8am PDT
La Verne is the first city in Los Angeles County, and one of the first in the state, to implement an Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District, designed to generate a source of funding to replace the loss of redevelopment funds during the recession.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 3, 2019, 11am PDT
Infrastructure funding has been the subject of major negotiations between politicians at the state of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans.
The Times-Picayune
March 24, 2019, 9am PDT
The city of Seattle is the largest jurisdiction in the state of Washington that passes on its legal opportunity to implement a transportation impact fee on new development.
The Urbanist
February 10, 2019, 7am PST
Republicans talked about raising taxes to fund infrastructure programs during a U.S. Housing Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing this week.
Smart Cities Dive
November 10, 2018, 1pm PST
Nationwide, voters approved nearly 70 percent of transportation ballot measures on the ballot.
Eno Center for Transportation
June 5, 2018, 5am PDT
"The challenge of paying for smart cities projects" report by Deloitte recommends several steps for making the most of investments in "smart city" technology by city governments.
Smart Cities Dive
March 7, 2018, 9am PST
Adam Krantz, who leads the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, breaks down how the Trump Administration infrastructure plan would impact local water infrastructure.
The Planning Report
February 28, 2018, 2pm PST
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) seems to think there's no way the Trump Infrastructure plan gets taken up by Congress before the November election.
Bloomberg
Blog post
February 21, 2018, 2pm PST
Here are a few transportation-related facts that might have slipped through the cracks in the current political debate regarding infrastructure spending.
Steven Polzin
Blog post
February 13, 2018, 2pm PST
Opposition mobilized quickly after the Trump Administration released its long-awaited infrastructure plan. There's even a hashtag.
James Brasuell
February 12, 2018, 9am PST
The federal government is basically asking for matching funds from states and localities to fund infrastructure projects.
The Washington Post
Blog post
January 31, 2018, 2pm PST
President Trump's first State of the Union address followed the rhetoric of his campaign and first year in office, offering few details about promised infrastructure investments and avoiding substantive discussion about the future of cities.
James Brasuell
January 24, 2018, 5am PST
While federal officials are still staying mum about the contents of a leaked draft of pages from the Trump Administration's infrastructure plan, local and regional officials in the New York area seem more than a little worried.
Politico
January 22, 2018, 12pm PST
For those who have spent the last year or so waiting on the edge of their seats in speculation about the contents of President Trump's promised infrastructure plan, there is finally some indication of what the future holds.
Axios
December 27, 2017, 10am PST
Texas state legislators are holding to a promise not to spend voter-approved transportation funds on new toll roads. Local officials are scrambling.
Houston Chronicle
October 25, 2017, 1pm PDT
Two years after increasing entrance fees at national parks, The U.S. Department of the Interior wants to raise daily vehicle entrance fees at the nation's most popular parks to $70.
CNN