Transit Funding

SMART Bus

Is Fare-Free Transit Worth Reduced Transit Service?

Transit advocates worry that the movement to eliminate fares will come at a high cost to transit-dependent riders who rely on frequent, reliable service to reach jobs and services.

November 19, 2021 - The Washington Post

Mount Rainier

How Tacoma Can Build More Equitable Transit

Advocates are calling for a 0.1 percent sales tax increase that could fund improved service and lower fares for the city's struggling transit system.

November 16, 2021 - The Urbanist

Ohio

Transit Funding Sales Tax Approved by Toledo-Area Voters

Toledo is one of the last corners of Ohio to approve a transit funding sales tax. In effect, voters committed to raise about twice as much as existing property levies currently generate for the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority.

November 3, 2021 - The Toledo Blade

Boulder Colorado

Boulder County Asks for Binding Agreement From RTD for More Transit Service

County officials claim the region has not seen improved transit service despite the infusion of federal funding aimed at increasing service in small urbanized areas.

October 4, 2021 - Colorado Public Radio

High-Speed Rail

California Legislature Stalls on High-Speed Rail, Delays Funding for Other Projects

State legislators' refusal to pass HSR funding will return hundreds of millions slated for active transportation and other projects to the state's general fund.

September 20, 2021 - Streetsblog California

Rockaway Beach Bus

Transit Needs Service Changes, Now More Than Ever

As travel patterns and needs shift, transit agencies should look at service changes as a much-needed 'regular practice.'

September 7, 2021 - TransitCenter

Pennsylvania

Opinion: Philly's Regional Transit Needs More Funding

The region's planning commission is pouring billions into highway widening projects while neglecting its public transit needs.

September 2, 2021 - WHYY

San Francisco Muni

Where Did the Federal Transit Funding Go?

The final infrastructure deal cutting by more than half the transit funding proposed in the American Jobs Plan.

August 31, 2021 - Eno Transportation Weekly

Amtrak Train

New Infrastructure Bill Guts Transit, EVs, and Safety Programs

The proposed bill keeps road funding almost intact while cutting funding for electrification, rail, and community development.

August 15, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Electric Cars

Too Much Focus on EVs in Infrastructure Bill

Funding the electrification of personal vehicles won't move the needle on climate change nearly as much as investing in infrastructure that lets people get out of their cars, mode shift advocates argue.

August 9, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

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