Transportation Spending

July 11, 2019, 7am PDT
Local news sources are shedding light on planning for a new highway route that could pass through sensitive habitat of endangered that has yet to undertake a formal environmental or public input process.
WFPL
June 29, 2019, 9am PDT
The city of Oakland had a particularly tough budget approval process this year. The future of capital investments in the city's transportation system was at stake.
The East Bay Times
August 23, 2017, 5am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation and the state of Maryland are expected to sign a funding agreement next week for the Purple Line between Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
The Washington Post
May 19, 2017, 1pm PDT
A transportation agency with a budget surplus and money to spare on capital investments isn't something that happens every day, especially not in cities considered part of the "Rust Belt."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 21, 2017, 1pm PDT
A look at what the president's proposed budget will mean for cities, and reaction from city leaders.
Modern Cities
October 5, 2016, 6am PDT
Local and regional transportation planners responded skeptically to data from the Texas Department of Transportation showing Texans driving less.
Streetsblog Texas
July 13, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent study discovered that towns and cities around the country had removed the pavement on thousands of roads in the last five years.
Wired
April 22, 2016, 9am PDT
In an effort to curb spending by $300 million in the next 15 months, the state of Kansas is considering spending cuts that could hit highway projects and universities. This is the fourth time in two years the state's revenues have fallen short of pro
The Wichita Eagle
January 26, 2016, 2pm PST
Strong Towns, the same organization that runs the #BlackFridayParking campaign every year, is back with another social media campaign meant to raise awareness about the effects of car dependence.
Strong Towns
September 6, 2015, 11am PDT
Strong words from the head of the Illinois Department of Transportation, who says the state is planning for "yesterday's transportation system." Are we witnessing a sea change in leadership of transportation at the state level?
Chicago Tribune
February 17, 2015, 1pm PST
When it comes to infrastructure, we are frequently reminded of the consequences of not repairing roads and bridges. Two prolific transportation writers recently changed the focus to where the money is spent.
CityLab
Blog post
January 30, 2015, 5am PST
There are plenty of opinions but no action on the issue of transportation funding in the United States. What will it take to move the country—and its states, regions, and localities—forward?
Steven Polzin
October 22, 2014, 10am PDT
The Ohio Department of Transportation is looking for feedback from the public on how best to expand services to meet growing demand despite an ongoing shortage of funding.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
September 17, 2014, 1pm PDT
A new survey finds growing public support for increased federal spending on public transportation, even if that means increased taxes.
The Hill
April 21, 2014, 2pm PDT
The most recent coverage of the Alliance for Biking and Walking’s 2014 Benchmark report compares each of the states for how much federal transportation funding they devote to active transportation.
Streetsblog USA
September 6, 2013, 5am PDT
A new 14.1-mile light rail project through downtown Baltimore is among the 17 projects to be funded by Maryland's recent gas tax increase, Governor Martin O'Malley announced this week.
The Baltimore Sun
April 3, 2013, 5am PDT
For architecture critic Inga Saffron, a $900 million project to improve a South Jersey interchange illustrates the madness of transportation funding priorities.
philly.com
January 17, 2013, 11am PST
In a preview of his statewide transportation plan, Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick unveiled an ambitious agenda and an appetizing menu of potential funding options on Monday. The final plan released yesterday has some wanting to send their meals back.
Streetsblog
October 4, 2012, 5am PDT
Conservative news outlets are recirculating a controversial speech made by President Obama in 2007, highlighting his remark that "We don’t need to build more highways out in the suburbs." Brad Plumer looks at the policy implications of his statement.
The Washington Post
September 25, 2012, 10am PDT
Andrea Bernstein traces how, in four short years, partisan politics have infected discussions about investment in infrastructure.
Transportation Nation