Transportation Funding

January 16, 2019, 2pm PST
Suddenly, after years of inaction, momentum is building for congestion pricing in New York City.
Grist
January 16, 2019, 6am PST
Effects of the partial shutdown of the federal government differ between state highway departments and local transit agencies. Some effects aren't yet apparent, but could be soon.
Governing
January 14, 2019, 1pm PST
Ohio has a new Republican governor, and the state has a transportation funding problem. Can a new group of advocates convince the state's political leadership to approve a new gas tax?
Columbus Dispatch
December 26, 2018, 12pm PST
Brightline, a private train operator, is an intriguing option for train service to some rail advocates.
Arizona Daily Star
December 16, 2018, 11am PST
A tax on bikes in the state of Oregon, implemented in 2017, generated less tan half of the revenue as was expected.
OPB
December 12, 2018, 5am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced funding winners for the BUILD grant program, which replaced TIGER this year. The differences between the two programs are immediately obvious.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
December 10, 2018, 9am PST
The city of Los Angeles is looking for ways to close a $26.2 billion funding gap for its plan to complete 28 transportation projects by the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Los Angeles Daily News
December 9, 2018, 1pm PST
A report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine endorses an idea that is sure to be controversial.
The Mercury News
December 4, 2018, 10am PST
The reality of the Move Seattle is proving to be much less robust than the vision promised to voters who approved the $930 million levy in 2015.
The Seattle Times
November 21, 2018, 10am PST
A new study finds that Wisconsin spends big on highways and urban transportation while rural areas face gaps in service.
Urban Milwaukee
November 10, 2018, 1pm PST
Nationwide, voters approved nearly 70 percent of transportation ballot measures on the ballot.
Eno Center for Transportation
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, 7am PDT
The Virginia Department of Transportation is proposing $2 billion worth of changes to Interstate 81 in Roanoke.
The Roanoke Times
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
August 28, 2018, 10am PDT
Caltrans says signs on transportation projects are nothing more than a useful way to show taxpayers that gas tax funds are being put to good use. But not everyone agrees.
KPCC
June 21, 2018, 11am PDT
Voters in a new Transportation Development District supported new taxes to help fund the extension of the Kansas City Streetcar. Despite a paltry turnout, the taxes passed by a wide margin.
The Kansas City Star
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 5, 2018, 12pm PDT
The city of Cincinnati is scrambling to cover the difference on a shortfall of funding from a voluntary tax incentive contribution agreement (VTICA) system set up to support the Cincinnati Bell Connector.
Cincinnati Business Courier
May 24, 2018, 7am PDT
Atlanta needs federal funding to make its light rail and bus service dreams a reality, but it already has $2.5 billion in sales tax revenue to work with.
Atlanta