Small Communities Could Lose Out on Infrastructure Funding
Awarding federal funding via competitive grants could block grant opportunities for communities that need them the most.
Colorado To Prioritize Climate Impacts in Transportation Projects
Under new state regulations, Colorado transportation projects will be required to reduce GHG emissions and promote more sustainable transportation modes.
Rural Areas Left Behind in Climate Adaptation Plans
While resources pour in for urban climate resilience projects, smaller communities often bear the brunt of extreme weather events.
Report: Rural Communities Urgently Need Safer Transportation
Despite the reputation of rural America as "drive-through country," many residents depend on walking and transit to get around.
With Little Government Assistance, Intercity Bus Services Struggle to Regain Footing
Although intercity buses provide a crucial service to millions of Americans, the industry has been shut out of recent pandemic assistance programs while riders continue to experience dismal facilities and shrinking service options.
Vaccination Disparities Between Urban and Rural America
The pandemic has largely been measured by case incidence, down significantly in recent weeks in most states. A new metric, the vaccination rate, may determine where the virus strikes next. The urban-rural divide is a major factor, says the CDC.
Public Transit Isn't Just for Big Cities
Funding cuts and uneven investment in rural areas have left millions of Americans trapped without adequate transportation.
Building Rural Resilience
Rural areas have been attracting a lot attention for news sources traditionally devoted to urban news and information. A new report from the Brookings Institution is the latest example.
3 Myths About Rural America and How to Debunk Them
The effort to debunk common myths about rural America in academia and the news media continues.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Areas
As the coronavirus outbreak surges across the country, many rural communities are now seeing an unprecedented spike in infections and hospitalizations.
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