Transportation Funding

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
April 25, 2018, 6am PDT
The District of Columbia is attempting to build a data-based model for the mix of public and "shared" transportation modes on its streets, but is still finding holes in the data necessary to build new policies.
The Washington Post
April 15, 2018, 1pm PDT
Beware of transportation officials promising traffic reductions, according to this opinion piece.
The Mercury News
March 28, 2018, 5am PDT
It's a vicious cycle: highways enable white flight, establishing a power base for a political party opposed to urban transportation systems.
Stanford News
March 16, 2018, 1pm PDT
Importantly, the Washington State Legislature also left a few bills on the cutting room floor.
The Urbanist
March 13, 2018, 6am PDT
In some respects, D.C. Metro has been the poster child for dysfunctional transit systems in recent years, but the states of Virginia and Maryland are close to ensuring a new source of funding that could help stabilize the transit agency.
The Washington Post
March 12, 2018, 1pm PDT
Massachusetts voters are pro-transportation investment, whether by cities or by the state.
The Recorder
March 10, 2018, 7am PST
They say the pendulum swings, and the TIGER grant funding pendulum has swung away from public transit.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
March 7, 2018, 12pm PST
The Trump Administration signaled a desire to scrap a funding program that helped fund transit, pedestrian, and bike infrastructure. A new program likely focused on rural and toll roads could take its place.
Streetsblog USA
March 1, 2018, 10am PST
The state of Oregon is already tinkering with a bike tax it approved last year.
Bike Portland
February 23, 2018, 9am PST
To ensure funding for the LBJ East, Texas Transportation Commission officials might take three other major highway projects off the table.
Dallas News
Blog post
February 21, 2018, 2pm PST
Here are a few transportation-related facts that might have slipped through the cracks in the current political debate regarding infrastructure spending.
Steven Polzin
February 6, 2018, 6am PST
Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) fees are a bad way to pay for roads, according to an article by Joe Cortright.
City Observatory
February 2, 2018, 2pm PST
Tolls and gas taxes—that's how Connecticut Governor Daniel P. Malloy plans on raising revenue for the state's troubled Special Transportation Fund.
The Hartford Courant