Transportation Infrastructure

CLose-up of pothole in asphalt road filled with water reflecting grey cloudy sky.

Poor Road Quality Leading to Higher Gas Use

Commuters in Massachusetts communities with worse roads use more gas, with the costs disproportionately impacting low-income households.

February 15, 2024 - University of Massachusetts Amherst

Cars on highway in Colorado with snow-capped mountains in background

Audit Finds Colorado DOT Contracting Process Inconsistent

A state audit criticized the agency for taking a haphazard approach to awarding contracts for major projects.

April 12, 2023 - The Denver Post

Asphalt road with yellow and black turn warning signs winding through green Welsh mountain landscape

Wales Cancels Major Road Building Projects

All road building and expansion projects are halted until they can pass strict new environmental requirements.

February 15, 2023 - BBC

Intercity Buses

With Little Government Assistance, Intercity Bus Services Struggle to Regain Footing

Although intercity buses provide a crucial service to millions of Americans, the industry has been shut out of recent pandemic assistance programs while riders continue to experience dismal facilities and shrinking service options.

October 4, 2021 - Governing

Bridgeport Rail

Opinion: Transportation Funding Priorities Are Outdated

Investing in technology and promoting innovation in the transportation sector can further the Biden administration's goals of reducing carbon emissions and improving public transit.

May 26, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

Cleveland, Ohio

Ohio Legislators Restore Public Transit Funding

The state legislature has largely reversed Gov. DeWine's cuts to public transit in the state, but advocates argue the new plan doesn't go far enough to address the needs of transit-dependent residents.

April 1, 2021 - Ohio Capital Journal

New York City

'American Jobs Plan': Potential Sea Change for Federal Infrastructure Spending

After a week of speculation and rumor, the Biden administration today revealed its promised infrastructure plan.

March 31, 2021 - James Brasuell

Ocean Drive Open Streets

Miami Mayor Wants Federal Funding for Boring Company Tunnel

Mayor Francis Suarez thinks the tunnel could alleviate congestion, but critics argue the city's rising water table makes tunneling too expensive and impractical.

March 28, 2021 - Bloomberg Quint

Freeway Exit

Opinion: America's Infrastructure Doesn't Need a Federal Spending 'Binge'

Despite alarming claims about the nation's roads and bridges, a column in the Chicago Tribune argues that the administration's proposed infrastructure spending doesn't match actual needs.

March 25, 2021 - Chicago Tribune

Infrastructure

Biden Administration Reportedly Crafting a $3 Trillion Infrastructure Package

Just a few days after signing the $1.9 trillion "American Rescue Plan," the Biden administration is reportedly putting together a massive infrastructure spending plan that could overhaul the nation's transportation an energy infrastructure.

March 23, 2021 - The New York Times

Antioch, California

California's 'Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure'

The newly released Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure shifts the state's transportation priorities to focus on clean energy and livability.

March 22, 2021 - Streetsblog California

Kids on the Street

Pedestrian Safety Still Not a Priority in the United States

Dangerous by Design 2021 quantifies the transportation sector's ongoing neglect of the health and safety of people performing that basic human action of taking a walk.

March 10, 2021 - Smart Growth USA

Gas Stations

California City the First to Ban New Gas Stations

With the state mandating a switch to electric vehicles by 2035, Petaluma is aligning its land use regulations with its climate goals.

March 3, 2021 - The Press Democrat

Diverging diamond interchange in Springfield, Missouri.

Diverging Diamond Interchange Puts Drivers on the Left Side of the Road

The unusual design improves traffic flow and reduces the danger of head-on collisions as cars enter the I-5 freeway.

January 5, 2021 - Seattle Times

Cincinnati and Covington

Two Bridges Across the Ohio River in Cincinnati Closed on the Same Day

Two of the transportation connections between Ohio and Kentucky in the Cincinnati metropolitan area were closed on the same day, leaving one side of the Ohio River cut off from the other.

November 13, 2020 - WCPO

Recreational Vehicle

Constitutional Amendment Would Shift Some Gas Tax Revenue to Transit Spending in Nevada

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.

September 20, 2020 - The Nevada Independent

Candidates for President

Evaluating the Transportation Plans of Each Presidential Candidate (Including the Incumbent)

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.

March 1, 2020 - Transportation for America

Chicago

The Impact of Segregation and Disinvestment on Chicago's Black Population

The city is losing black residents, but those who stay are relocating to parts of the city with less transportation access and opportunities.

February 7, 2020 - Streetsblog Chicago

Mobility App

Mobility as a Service Technology Will Not Solve the Country's Transportation Problems

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.

November 21, 2019 - CityLab

Highway Interchange

The First Highway Trust Fund Bailout

September 9 marked the 60th anniversary of a defining moment in U.S. transportation history.

September 11, 2019 - Eno Center for Transportation

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