Completing Sidewalk Networks: Benefits and Costs
Many communities have incomplete or inadequate sidewalk networks that fail to accommodate all users. A new study indicates that completing sidewalk networks is one of the most basic and cost effective transportation improvements.
How Does an Economic Downturn Impact City Infrastructure?
From budget cuts to delayed maintenance projects, cities adapt, prioritize, and innovate amidst financial challenges to ensure sustainable and resilient urban environments.
Fair Share Transportation Planning
Don’t tell me what you claim to value; your budget indicates what you truly value. If we value fairness and efficiency, we must reform infrastructure spending to support inclusive, affordable, healthy, and resource-efficient modes.
California Governor's Proposal Would Streamline Infrastructure Projects
Governor Newsom hopes his proposed changes to state laws would help speed up infrastructure projects before federal funding is put in jeopardy.
Road Projects Spike, Transit Slows in 2022
The federal dollars that are making their way to infrastructure projects around the country are largely supporting highway and bridge projects as transit agencies struggling to finance day-to-day operations delay capital investments.
Rethinking Highway Expansions
The tide may be turning—albeit slowly—against new road construction and expansion in favor of more climate-friendly alternatives.
Lawmakers Question ARPA Spending
Cities and states say the American Rescue Plan Act has been crucial to keeping the lights on during the pandemic, but some Republican lawmakers denounce spending on projects unrelated to COVID relief.
Federal Government Pledges $5 Billion for Electric Car Charging
A $5 billion federal investment will contribute to state efforts to install electric vehicle charging stations along interstate highways and major corridors.
Top Republicans Encourage Governors to Ignore FHWA Guidance
Senators McConnell and Capito reject the administration's efforts to steer federal funds to infrastructure projects that prioritize road maintenance and transit and pedestrian improvements over new road construction.
The Path to Hyperdensity
The federal government has an opportunity to make a generational investment in the country's infrastructure that could fundamentally shift the way we live and move around cities.
How to Prioritize Equity in the Infrastructure Bill
Experts recommend a more rigorous focus on equity considerations as the federal government begins to select projects to fund through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Where Mayors Want to Spend Federal Aid
An annual survey reveals that mayors want to prioritize spending federal funding on homelessness, transportation, and social services.
Why Big Infrastructure Projects Go Over Budget
Most major infrastructure projects fail to meet projected timelines or budgets. Some experts say this is a structural flaw built into "systematically deceptive" estimate practices.
Infrastructure Financing Advances in House as $3.5 Billion Spending Package Takes Shape
A whole bunch of money is on the table in Congress.
Why Infrastructure Spending Should Center Equity
To begin to reverse decades of discrimination and disinvestment, future infrastructure spending must put equity at the forefront.
What California Would Lose if the Infrastructure Plan Fails
The state is poised to gain nearly $1 billion from the federal plan for projects ranging from electric vehicle charging stations to bike lanes and zero-emission bus fleets.
Guaranteed Transit Funding Lacking in New Infrastructure Bill
Lauded by the administration as a historic amount, the transit funding promised in the revised bill lags far behind projected needs.
Opinion: Massachusetts Should Prioritize 'Shovel-Worthy' Projects
When distributing new federal funding, state leaders should ensure that selected projects are aligned with the state's climate resilience goals.
Updated: Strong Towns: Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Would 'Make our Infrastructure Crisis Worse'
To some, the agreement promises too much funding for traditional infrastructure programs rather than 'adaptations and innovations.'
Biking's Billion-Dollar Value, Right Under Our Wheels
A strategic switch to biking would dramatically reduce the depth of roads, saving untold billions over the next generation.
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