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August 15, 2019, 6am PDT
A thorough and damning indictment of 20th century land use and infrastructure planning, and its contemporary legacy of segregation and congestion.
The New York Times Magazine
July 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
A federal grant puts Atlanta among the vanguard of cities introducing electric bus technology to the streets.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 11, 2019, 7am PDT
The results of two recent investigations allege questionable ethical practices by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, connected to the secretary's family shipping business and marriage to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The New York Times
June 10, 2019, 5am PDT
The University of South Florida and Washington State University were chosen as the locations for new University Transportation Centers (UTCs) over 51 competitors. There are now UTCs at 37 universities.
Smart Cities Dive
May 29, 2019, 8am PDT
According to this blog post, federal transportation policies are misdirected, inconsistent, and destructive. A comprehensive overhaul of federal transportation policy is necessary.
Transportation for America
April 30, 2019, 5am PDT
Transportation for America is crunching the numbers on how the Trump administration has shifted transportation funding programs since it took over the TIGER grant program and made it into the BUILD grant program.
Transportation for America
April 23, 2019, 5am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation has favored grant funding for rural communities under the Trump administration.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
April 15, 2019, 10am PDT
The Federal Transit Administration announced a new round of funding for the Capital Investment Grants program last week.
Federal Transit Administration
March 19, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Federal Transit Administration is still holding much of the funding promised by Congress since 2017. It's unlikely that anyone likely to vote for Trump again in 2020 is losing any sleep over money not spent on public transit infrastructure.
Streetsblog USA
February 21, 2019, 2pm PST
Project supporters and the Trump administration disagree on the takeaway for the Gateway project after Congress and the president signed a federal spending bill earlier this month.
Bloomberg
February 21, 2019, 11am PST
The Trump administration has canceled a nearly $1 billion grant assigned to the California high-speed rail project and is attempting to get the state to return the $2.5 billion it has already spent on the $77 billion project.
The New York Times
January 16, 2019, 6am PST
Effects of the partial shutdown of the federal government differ between state highway departments and local transit agencies. Some effects aren't yet apparent, but could be soon.
Governing
January 6, 2019, 7am PST
The program aims to address infant mortality by improving transportation access so women can more easily get prenatal care and other services.
CityLab
January 3, 2019, 6am PST
The Maryland Department of Transportation was the big winner in the Federal Transit Administration's Transit-Oriented Development Pilot Planning Program, with $2 million in grant funding.
The Sentinel
January 2, 2019, 12pm PST
A decade after Congress set a deadline for rail systems to implement positive train control, only 4 rail systems were able to get the job done on time.
CNN
December 12, 2018, 5am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced funding winners for the BUILD grant program, which replaced TIGER this year. The differences between the two programs are immediately obvious.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
November 29, 2018, 9am PST
They had to wait the better part of a year, but two major transit projects finally have the funding Congress allocated in March.
Los Angeles Times
November 21, 2018, 12pm PST
A great sigh of relief from transit planners in the Pacific Northwest (and probably the rest of the country as well).
The Seattle Times
September 11, 2018, 10am PDT
Earlier this month marked the ten-year anniversary of an event that lives in infamy in the annals of the federal government.
Eno Transportation Weekly
August 5, 2018, 5am PDT
On Thursday, the U.S. DOT and U.S. EPA announced one of the Trump administration's most consequential rollbacks of environmental and efficiency regulations that will have a detrimental effect on climate change, air pollution, and oil consumption.
The Washington Post