Transit Funding

January 7, 2019, 11am PST
East Coast transit systems used to be the envy of other cities, but now the West Coast is taking big steps to expand their networks.
The New York Times
January 3, 2019, 7am PST
The state of Virginia won't let Washington Metro increase services that surpass a three percent subsidy cap implemented this summer.
WTOP
November 29, 2018, 9am PST
They had to wait the better part of a year, but two major transit projects finally have the funding Congress allocated in March.
Los Angeles Times
November 22, 2018, 1pm PST
The Regional Transit Authority took to the streets of Chicago to drum up support for transit, and transit funding, this Thanksgiving.
RTAChicago via YouTube
November 22, 2018, 9am PST
The Mixed Signals report makes the case for Toronto to adopt a dedicated revenue source to pay for transit.
The Star
November 21, 2018, 12pm PST
A great sigh of relief from transit planners in the Pacific Northwest (and probably the rest of the country as well).
The Seattle Times
November 6, 2018, 6am PST
The Atlanta Regional Commission recently released the results of its "Metro Atlanta Speaks" public opinion survey last week.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Federal Transit Administration was withholding funding for the beleaguered Honolulu Rail Transit project until the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation came up with a financial plan to get the project to its long-delayed completion.
Star Advisor
October 17, 2018, 8am PDT
More evidence that the Federal Transit Administration under the Trump Administration isn't interested in capital investments.
Star Tribune
September 26, 2018, 10am PDT
Transit advocates are saying the Koch Brothers are responsible for a sudden outbreak of controversy surrounding the South Central Light Rail Extension in Phoenix.
Arizona Republic
September 22, 2018, 11am PDT
A new governor and State Legislature will be faced with increasing pressure on public transportation infrastructure and the need to change the state's approach to public transit, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
The Columbus Dispatch
September 1, 2018, 7am PDT
With $2.5 billion in new transit funding generated by a half-cent sales tax, Atlanta has choices about the future of its public transit systems. One advocate says investments should target economic mobility for low-income communities.
SaportaReport
August 21, 2018, 2pm PDT
The Division Transit Project recently received some badly needed funding from the city of Portland, finally reversing a streak of bad news. The project will still need a substantial allocation from the federal government.
The Oregonian
August 16, 2018, 5am PDT
The federal government approved $1.4 billion in funding for public transit projects as part of the omnibus spending bill signed by President Trump in March. The Federal Transit Administration still hasn't sent the money to local officials.
CityLab
July 31, 2018, 12pm PDT
Transit advocates aren't happy after a promised sales tax levy vote to raise revenue for the Cincinnati Metro transit system was nixed from the fall ballot.
The Cincinnati Enquirer
July 24, 2018, 7am PDT
Transit supporters in the Detroit region suffered a setback last week, but the hope is that they've only lost a battle, not the war, for regional transit.
Detroit Free Press
June 26, 2018, 12pm PDT
The problem of expensive transit investments isn't unique to New York City.
Curbed SF
June 20, 2018, 1pm PDT
The failed "Fair Share Amendment" would have taxed the wealthy to pay for transportation and education.
WBUR
Blog post
June 14, 2018, 2pm PDT
The New York MTA this week approved reduced fares for low-income riders. According to blogger Steven Polzin, that decision might have unintended consequences. Asking users to pay for transportation is a complex proposition.
Steven Polzin
June 14, 2018, 10am PDT
Cobb County has been enabled by the state to raise taxes to fund transit expansions. Early planning efforts are expected to face political headwinds in a region known for opposing both taxes and transit.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution