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Transportation Infrastructure

March 1, 2020, 11am PST
Transportation seems like an afterthought on the campaign trail, but Transportation for America is shining light on the issue by providing an evaluation of each campaign's transportation plan.
Transportation for America
February 7, 2020, 5am PST
The city is losing black residents, but those who stay are relocating to parts of the city with less transportation access and opportunities.
Streetsblog Chicago
November 21, 2019, 2pm PST
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) relies on technology to streamline transportation and improve access. But apps are not going to be enough for people to leave their cars behind.
CityLab
September 11, 2019, 7am PDT
September 9 marked the 60th anniversary of a defining moment in U.S. transportation history.
Eno Center for Transportation
September 9, 2019, 11am PDT
Months after ending a program to help cities fund transportation infrastructure improvements, a company official says city governments were misusing the funds.
Smart Cities Dive
July 26, 2019, 7am PDT
One additional round trip a day will have to do, because adding three new trips proved too many for suburban communities located long the route in Illinois.
Chicago Tribune
April 11, 2019, 10am PDT
Just days after the state approved a significant increase on its gas tax, and the state legislature is focusing much more on road projects than public transit.
WCPO
March 2, 2019, 1pm PST
New political leadership in the state of Ohio has Cincinnati regional leaders hoping for big state funding for a project to repair and replace the Western Hill Viaduct.
Cincinnati Enquirer
February 19, 2019, 7am PST
Minneapolis and Seattle bucked national trends by increasing active transportation and use of public transit in recent years.
Streetsblog USA
February 14, 2019, 5am PST
Interstate highways are actually improving, according to a recent analysis. What if the infrastructure crisis is a matter of perspective, and not some universal truth?
Governing
January 30, 2019, 6am PST
With Democrats rising to power in the U.S. House of Representatives and the government recently reopened (temporarily at least), it's time to plot the legislative ambitions of the coming session in Congress.
Streetsblog USA
September 4, 2018, 7am PDT
A closer look at a plan for Los Angeles linking Dodger Stadium to the subway points to the proposal’s many flaws.
Urbanize LA
August 30, 2018, 6am PDT
A plan to get a SEPTA Regional Rail link to Phoenixville in record time has its skeptics, but advocates are convinced they can make it happen.
PlanPhilly
November 4, 2017, 7am PDT
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg hopes that an infusion of EV funds can jumpstart a new, clean economy in the city.
The Planning Report
July 22, 2017, 9am PDT
A car spends 95 percent of the time parked, and only 5 percent of its time in use. The huge amount of space that system requires is made "intuitively and accessibly" comparable by the What the Street project.
Fast Company
July 16, 2017, 5am PDT
The Tax Foundation endeavors to provide a simple explanation of road funding.
Tax Foundation
Blog post
January 26, 2017, 2pm PST
The Trump Administration is sending out mixed signals on public transit issues. Why?
Michael Lewyn
December 11, 2016, 7am PST
Students at Emerson College live with the frustrations of the intersection of Boylston and Tremont streets everyday. They also have ideas for how to fix the intersection.
The Boston Globe
Blog post
December 7, 2016, 2pm PST
If the country is about to embark on a new era of infrastructure investment, care will be necessary to ensure long-term benefits for mobility.
Steven Polzin
April 6, 2016, 1pm PDT
There's good news and bad news in a new report on the state of transportation infrastructure in the state of Illinois.
Chi.Streetsblog