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Transportation Funding

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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
May 26, 2020, 10am PDT
A busy corridor, popular with bike and scooter riders, is gaining a new protected bike lane in Los Angeles.
Urbanize Los Angeles
May 26, 2020, 6am PDT
The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act earlier this month. Transit advocates say the bill reinforces the car-centric status quo.
Streetsblog USA
May 19, 2020, 10am PDT
The effects of the economic downturn resulting from the public health crisis presented by Covid-19 could have long-term impacts on the ability of California to plan and build new transportation infrastructure.
Mineta Transportation Institute
March 19, 2020, 8am PDT
Despite the drastic funding limitation imposed by Washington's voter-approved Initiative 976, the state found a way to fund $10.4 billion in (mostly highway) transportation projects.
The Urbanist
March 3, 2020, 11am PST
The state auditor and the transportation chief argue that the gas tax is an unsustainable funding source caused by a projected increase in electric vehicle adoption and an increase in fuel efficiency of gas-powered vehicles.
The Salt Lake Tribune
February 20, 2020, 8am PST
Under the new bill, the Highway Trust Fund would need more funding to get through the next five years.
Eno Transportation Weekly
February 10, 2020, 7am PST
To prevent losing funding if the state's interstate highways fall below new federal standards, Pennsylvania is rushing to change its capital investments plans.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 28, 2020, 10am PST
The state gas tax cannot provide the funding that Washington needs for its transportation system, according to a recent opinion piece published by the Seattle Times. But state legislators can look to bold, progressive revenue options for the future.
The Seattle Times
November 16, 2019, 5am PST
Three separate coalitions of local mayors, each from different corners of Eastern Massachusetts, want to the commonwealth to prioritize transportation funding. Some even called for a 15-cent increase to the gas tax.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
November 13, 2019, 5am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation this week announced $900 million in BUILD grant funding for transportation projects around the country, supporting a similar focus on rural and highway projects as in previous rounds of spending.
Engineering News-Record
Blog post
November 6, 2019, 11am PST
Many states and cities around the country voted on November 5, 2019 to decide matters related to the future of the built environment.
James Brasuell
October 31, 2019, 1pm PDT
Improving the systems and politics of transportation funding could ensure more local money, more efficient land use planning and mobility choices, and more.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
October 16, 2019, 11am PDT
A new congressional caucus has been formed under the assumption that federal transportation policy is regressive and discriminatory.
WBZ News Radio
October 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
When it comes to grants, one state has the attention of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao above all others.
Politico
October 4, 2019, 6am PDT
Transportation for America, one of the leading advocacy organizations for multi-modal funding at the federal level, has announced a drastic change to its agenda.
Transportation for America
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
September 11, 2019, 7am PDT
September 9 marked the 60th anniversary of a defining moment in U.S. transportation history.
Eno Center for Transportation
August 30, 2019, 6am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation this week announced the recipients of $225 million in project funding under the Competitive Highway Bridge Program. The program is reserved for projects located in mostly rural states.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
August 14, 2019, 12pm PDT
Houston's potential as a multi-modal city will be on the ballot this November.
Houston Chronicle