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Transit Funding

2 days ago
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority wants funding to revamp its bus system, but convincing voters of a tax's necessity will require bigger thinking.
Cincinnati Business Courier
4 days ago
A four-part series explores the shortcomings of transit politics and planning in Wichita, Kansas.
The Wichita Eagle
5 days ago
There are some very large contingencies still left to resolve (like funding from the federal government) but revenues generated from congestion pricing are allowing for new levels of transit infrastructure spending.
Politico
September 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Called a 'sustainability fee' by Mayor Lee Harris of Shelby County, the proposed fee would apply only to households that have three or more registered vehicles, about 17 percent of county residents. The first two vehicles would be exempt.
Smart Cities Dive
August 28, 2019, 6am PDT
The agency is selling land outside of the city on a commuter rail line in a move that could become more common as a revenue-generating strategy.
CityLab
August 22, 2019, 12pm PDT
Voters in Phoenix are already casting ballots in an election to be decided next week. Proposition 105 would end planned light extensions, and Proposition 106 would cap city spending.
Arizona Republic
August 13, 2019, 6am PDT
Cincinnati area voters might get a chance to decide the future of transit funding in the city of Cincinnati and the county of Hamilton.
WCPO
August 4, 2019, 7am PDT
Funding for a $200 million bus rapid transit route on East Colfax Avenue in Denver is well behind schedule.
The Denver Post
August 2, 2019, 5am PDT
Satirical news website The Onion turns up the heat on New York politicians, this time flipping the tables of the fare evasion debate.
The Onion
July 28, 2019, 7am PDT
The city of Nashville is trying to get back on track with some of the projects proposed in the 2016 nMotion plan—even without the massive pot of transit tax money it could have won at the ballot box.
Streetsblog USA
July 17, 2019, 2pm PDT
The chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure used the word "unlawful," when describing the tardy delivery of allocated capital investment funding by the Federal Transit Administration under the Trump administration.
Streetsblog USA
July 12, 2019, 8am PDT
Three major public transit projects in the western United States received a major infusion of funding from the federal government this week.
Progressive Railroading
July 11, 2019, 6am PDT
A spate of recent development agreements have generated extra cash to run additional transit service on the MBTA system in Boston.
The Boston Globe
June 14, 2019, 10am PDT
The C Line bus rapid transit line opens in Minneapolis as the state of Minnesota wavers in its funding of mass transit projects.
MinnPost
June 11, 2019, 2pm PDT
Last spring, voters resoundingly quashed Let's Move Nashville, a $5.4 billion plan to build out the city's transit options. The plan paid too little attention to current riders, advocates say, and they aim to do things differently.
TransitCenter
May 17, 2019, 10am PDT
The California High Speed Rail Project is a political pawn in a contentious back and forth between the Golden State and the Trump administration.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 11, 2019, 5am PDT
"Long live the captive audience!"
Philadelphia
April 16, 2019, 8am PDT
The future of light rail in Phoenix is in voters' hands.
Arizona Central
April 15, 2019, 10am PDT
The Federal Transit Administration announced a new round of funding for the Capital Investment Grants program last week.
Federal Transit Administration
April 11, 2019, 12pm PDT
The plan points to transit’s role in a cleaner and more sustainable future, but comprehensive changes in transportation policy are also needed.
Data for Progress