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Transportation Funding

Yesterday
Experts opine on the consequences of the presidential election for U.S. transportation policy.
CNN
6 days ago
The Washington Supreme Court struck down an initiative that would have cost state and local governments an estimated $4.2 billion in transportation funding.
Crosscut
October 8, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Get Moving 2020 transportation plan will face voters in thee Portland, Oregon region in November.
KGW
October 2, 2020, 5am PDT
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan rescinded a plan that would have cut bus service in the city of Baltimore to the bone.
Baltimore Sun
September 28, 2020, 8am PDT
A heated dispute over a $5 billion Metro transportation funding ballot measure has erupted between climate activists and a group representing Portland's big business interests.
The Portland Mercury
September 27, 2020, 11am PDT
Federal grant funding awarded recently takes a critical step toward making high-speed intercity rail service a reality between North Carolina and Virginia.
The News & Observer
September 20, 2020, 11am PDT
Democratic legislators in Nevada are considering a constitutional amendment that would allow the state to use gas tax revenues for transportation projects other than road construction, maintenance, and repair.
The Nevada Independent
September 8, 2020, 5am PDT
The impact of the coronavirus on capital budgets has been feared for the duration of the pandemic, and the catastrophic reality of those fears is now apparent in a proposed capital budget for transportation in the state of Maryland.
WBAL
September 1, 2020, 6am PDT
A 2016 law that locked in a specific amount of gas tax revenue for project funding every year has required a boost in the tax rate in New Jersey as drivers leave their car at home during the pandemic.
WPVI
August 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Riders who rely most on public transit are suffering the worst consequences of the cuts to service during the fiscal belt tightening of the coronavirus pandemic.
The New York Times
August 16, 2020, 9am PDT
A new grant program launched by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) aims to fill a key gap in the funding available for bike and pedestrian paths.
Bike Portland
August 4, 2020, 7am PDT
A $7 billion transit investment plan for Austin would include $300 million toward preventing displacement of communities in neighborhoods located near planned transit investments.
KUT
July 24, 2020, 6am PDT
An annual survey by the Mineta Transportation Institute found new levels of support for a change in the way the federal government raises money from, and for, highway infrastructure.
Streetsblog USA
July 17, 2020, 5am PDT
No one lakes toll roads, but everyone relies on the revenue they generate for all kinds of transportation projects.
The Washington Post
July 14, 2020, 5am PDT
The federal funding for public transit systems created by the CARES Act followed the normal federal funding formulas, which don't adequately respond to the realities of the pandemic, according to TransitCenter.
TransitCenter
July 12, 2020, 9am PDT
The search for new road funding continues in Michigan.
Detroit Free Press
July 2, 2020, 12pm PDT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the Moving Forward Act vote "pointless political theater."
The Washington Post
July 1, 2020, 10am PDT
CTtransit will work with Robotic Research LLC, New Flyer of America, and the Center for Transportation and Environment to be the first public transit provider in the United States to operate full-sized, autonomous buses.
Smart Cities Dive
June 11, 2020, 11am PDT
The West Seattle Bridge, a key artery for car commuters in Seattle, has been closed since March, and the city has begun to consider a broad array of options for repairing or replacing the span.
The Seattle Times
June 4, 2020, 7am PDT
House Democrats proposed the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act as a five-year plan for transportation spending at the federal level. The bill is unlikely to make it any further than the House.
Yonah Freemark via Twitter