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Planners in Philadelphia believe that the Franklin Square Station will achieve higher ridership figures than when the station closed 40 years ago, thanks to numerous large developments in the area.
WHYY
November 5, 2019, 8am PST
The executive director of Environment Texas makes the case for public transit as a key tool in improving air pollution in and around Houston. Houston voters will vote on the MetroNext bond referendum today.
Houston Chronicle
October 28, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) would like to add an ambitious, expensive project to its capital investment plans, but funding the project is more daunting than the last time the system expanded.
The Charlotte Observer
October 28, 2019, 8am PDT
This opinion piece celebrates the new era of transit funding and planning currently underway in the state, but also calls for more: progress, action, and work.
NorthJersey.com
October 15, 2019, 12pm PDT
After Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway proposed a $40 "wheel tax," otherwise known as a vehicle registration fee, the debate heated up about what the revenue could fund, or whether it's necessary at all.
Channel 3000
October 3, 2019, 10am PDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to force the state of California to spend highway money on public transit, because of the environment.
Eno Center for Transportation
October 2, 2019, 12pm PDT
A change in federal law on Monday meant that over 16,000 Virginia motorists must double or triple-up when using carpool lanes in Virginia. Next month, electric vehicles will need three occupants to drive free on I-395 when HOV lanes become HOT.
The Washington Post
October 1, 2019, 6am PDT
On this episode of the price is right, a city of more than 8 million people tries to determine the most effective cost for driving in a dense part of its downtown.
Fast Company
September 26, 2019, 11am PDT
The agency could see an influx of capital funds from congestion pricing, but cuts to bus and rail service to make up for budget shortfalls would result in long-term setbacks to the system.
Crain's New York Business
September 24, 2019, 10am PDT
Efforts to bolster support for a countywide sales tax levy in Hamilton County, Ohio, are pushing the city to fire SORTA as the manager of the troubled Cincinnati Bell Connector.
Cincinnati Business Courier
September 20, 2019, 7am PDT
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
September 18, 2019, 2pm PDT
A four-part series explores the shortcomings of transit politics and planning in Wichita, Kansas.
The Wichita Eagle
September 17, 2019, 5am PDT
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