Federal Funding

May 4, 2011, 8am PDT
This article from <em>The Economist</em> explains why America's transportation system is failing, and how the federal government's infrastructure funding mechanisms are contributing to the decline.
The Economist
January 29, 2011, 11am PST
Eric Jaffe pushes back on the Republican Study Committee's proposal to cut over $6 billion in rail funding over the next ten years.
The Infrastructurist
January 27, 2011, 9am PST
Mayors across the country are facing the possible loss of federal Community Development Block Grants, which could pull many local projects aimed at helping low-income residents to a halt.
Governing
January 19, 2011, 6am PST
As states return money aimed at high speed rail projects, officials from North Carolina are hoping to scramble up some of this newly available funding to augment existing projects.
News and Observer
November 24, 2010, 6am PST
Flush with federal grants, a new transit plaza and park is set to pop up in Philadelphia.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 15, 2010, 8am PST
A new group of activists in Los Angeles is warning that recently approved changes to the city's planning code could make it easier for transit-related projects to be approved even if they are not in alignment with neighborhood planning documents.
Streetsblog L.A.
October 15, 2010, 5am PDT
In this podcast, <em>Next American City</em> talks with Robert Puentes of the Brookings Institution about the future of transportation in America.
Next American City
September 29, 2010, 11am PDT
A gubernatorial candidate in Wisconsin has made a campaign pledge to turn down federal money intended to build a high speed rail route connecting Milwaukee and Wisconsin. But some say he won't be able to do it.
The Capital Times
September 16, 2010, 7am PDT
Despite some accusations that the federal stimulus funding has not been filtering down to actual transportation projects, work is being done. But the influx of money hasn't been able to revive a flagging construction industry.
Time
September 7, 2010, 12pm PDT
Shifting federal transportation dollars to transit projects could help create up to 180,000 jobs and not raise the federal deficit, according to a new report.
Streetsblog
August 26, 2010, 7am PDT
Applicants have until November 22 to submit applications for a new round of HOPE VI funds.
New Urban Network
August 16, 2010, 11am PDT
The White House has distributed less than a third of the nearly $230 billion set aside for big infrastructure projects, prompting criticism from Republicans.
The Wall Street Journal
July 15, 2010, 12pm PDT
The economic recession is lightening up in some areas, but cities and municipalities will continue to struggle with the downturn in the economy for years, mainly because of falling property tax revenues.
NPR
July 15, 2010, 6am PDT
Charlotte recently won a $25 million federal grant to begin construction on a streetcar system. <em>The Charlotte Observer</em> goes over some of the system's basics.
The Charlotte Observer
June 30, 2010, 9am PDT
This infographic from <em>GOOD</em> shows how walking and cycling have grown in America -- and how federal funding for bike and pedestrian projects have steadily increased.
Good
May 20, 2010, 2pm PDT
The Census is being collected and urban officials are waiting to see how this decade;s count will affect how federal funding is distributed. <em>Next American City</em> talks with the Brookings Institution's Andrew Reamer about what's at stake.
Next American City
March 30, 2010, 12pm PDT
For small towns, the 50,000 population mark is a sought after goal. That amount makes it easier for towns to qualify for certain federal funding, which is why the small town of Salina, Kansas is trying to make sure its residents fill out the Census.
NPR
March 15, 2010, 8am PDT
At Census time, America's prisoners have typically been counted as residents of the places they are imprisoned. But with nearly 1% of the U.S. population behind bars, where they're counted is counting more to the urban areas they came from.
Citiwire
February 5, 2010, 2pm PST
HUD announced this week the formation of a new Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, along with $100 million in grants for regional integrated planning initiatives.
The Seattle Times
January 13, 2010, 8am PST
A $5.35 billion plan to build a light rail system in Honolulu, Hawaii, is on rocky ground as the state's governor has joined the opposition movement.
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