Transit Funding

6 days ago
Expect more cities and transit agencies around the country to wrestle with funding quandaries if the Trump Administration gets its way with existing capital investment grants.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 12, 2018, 8am PST
An historic transit referendum will be on the ballot for Nashville residents in May after some final political maneuvering over the matter of the plan's cost.
Tennessean
February 7, 2018, 9am PST
A new report from the Regional Plan Association identifies the nature of the problem with the New York MTA's construction costs, and recommends 11 possible solutions.
The New York Times
February 3, 2018, 11am PST
All of Fulton County, Georgia except Atlanta (which has its own transit plans) is moving forward with a new transit agenda.
Reporter Newspapers
January 31, 2018, 5am PST
Value capture, collecting tax increment from subway adjacent properties to help provide money needed to repair the 114-year old subway system, is proposed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and opposed by the New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The New York Times
January 25, 2018, 10am PST
Officials in Miami-Dade County are moving quickly to potentially add a half-cent surtax to the November ballot.
Miami Today
January 17, 2018, 9am PST
A $20 million hole in the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority's (RTA) budget means 15 bus lines around the city will run less frequently. More cuts are soon to come.
The Plain Dealer
January 12, 2018, 9am PST
2018 could finally reveal how the federal government will approach transit funding in the Trump era. Or the status quo could continue.
theTransportPolitic
January 2, 2018, 10am PST
The New York Times devotes feature-length coverage to the soaring costs of subway construction in New York City, where the cost of construction has reached as high as seven times the average around the world.
The New York Times
December 13, 2017, 11am PST
Many states cover around 20 percent of the costs of public transit. In Ohio, that figure has dropped to 1 percent.
Crain's Cleveland Business
November 22, 2017, 11am PST
The Chicago City Council has approved a new budget that includes a new transit funding mechanism that could level the playing field for transit.
Streetsblog Chicago
October 31, 2017, 1pm PDT
Chicago's Mayor Emanuel's proposed tax would be used for the benefit of transit.
The Washington Post
October 18, 2017, 1pm PDT
The city of Chicago is already taxing rides with transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. Now mayor Rahm Emanual wants to raise those fees and spend the extra money on transit projects.
DNAinfo Chicago
September 29, 2017, 7am PDT
Seattle appears to be following the Vancouver, B.C. model by increasing population and residential density while investing in transit. If it works, traffic congestion will not deteriorate, and vehicle trips should drop.
Governing
September 19, 2017, 10am PDT
Survey finds higher taxes and tolls have powerful support when revenues are guaranteed for infrastructure; public-private partnerships seen as part of solution
Modern Cities
August 31, 2017, 5am PDT
The city of Memphis is ready to expand its transit system, spending $30 million a year in annual operating cost to add 200,000 service hours to the Memphis Area Transit Authority system.
The Commercial Appeal
August 23, 2017, 7am PDT
Thanks to the governor's support, there is reason for optimism that a plan to charge motorists entering Manhattan below 60th St. and toll the East River bridges will have a better outcome than Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan did in April 2008.
The New York Times
August 14, 2017, 8am PDT
Eight years ago, a proposal to charge on drivers entering the most congested parts of Manhattan was soundly defeated when it moved from the city to the state. Now the idea is being revisited again, with support from the governor.
The New York Times
August 8, 2017, 5am PDT
Kansas City will vote today on two transportation-related initiatives. Once would inhibit the growth of the Kansas City Streetcar. Another would create a tax to find several new rail lines.
The Kansas City Star
August 7, 2017, 9am PDT
Mayor Bill de Blasio is looking for new ways to fund transit improvements and access.
The New York Times