Transportation for America

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How Freeway Projects Impact Climate Resilience

In addition to displacement and public health impacts, highway expansions can also make communities less resilient to flooding and other climate-related disasters.

April 25, 2024 - Transportation for America

Train tracks along California coast with yellow wildflowers blooming on one side and blue Pacific Ocean on the other.

Transit’s Next Challenge: Climate Change

Extreme weather and erosion threaten transit infrastructure around the country.

November 10, 2023 - Transportation for America

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Survey: Americans Don’t Support Road Expansions

U.S. transportation policy, which still heavily centers automobile infrastructure, is increasingly out of step with the majority opinion, according to a new survey from Transportation for America.

July 4, 2023 - Transportation for America

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Flaws in Federal Clean Transit Programs

Two programs designed to help transit agencies shift to electric and zero-emission fleets contain rules that could slow the adoption of zero-emission vehicles.

May 18, 2023 - Transportation for America

Freeway Interchange Construction

Proposed Rule Would Require Emission Reductions From U.S. Highway System

A recently proposed rule, the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure, would require state and regional planning powers to track and reduce emissions from the U.S. highway system.

September 7, 2022 - Transportation for America

King County Metro Transit

A ‘Playbook’ for Better Bus Service, From King County Metro

King County Metro operates one of the nation’s busiest transit systems—without running any trains. The agency recently released a playbook as a guide to transit service.

April 14, 2022 - Transportation for America

Capitol Hill

Transportation Reauthorization Advances in Congress—Transit Advocates Aren't Happy

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted this week to advance the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021, Congress's five-year reauthorization of the federal surface transportation bill.

May 27, 2021 - Transportation for America

SouthWest Transit

Senate Committee Hearing Signals Possible Shift in Federal Transit Funding

Transit advocates were pleasantly surprised to hear senators address specific questions about the 80/20 split in transportation funding, transit operations, and rural transit needs.

May 3, 2021 - Transportation for America

2020 Presidential Campaign

Notes on the Buttigieg Confirmation Hearing

Takeaways from last week's Senate confirmation hearing for the nominee to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg.

February 2, 2021 - Transportation for America

Fast Forward Bus

Senate Report Proposes Land Use and Transportation Reforms to Get Americans Out of Cars

Progress in combating climate change won't be possible unless Americans drive less. And Americans won't be able to drive less without changes to land use patterns in the United States.

September 16, 2020 - Transportation for America

Highway Construction

The 'Congestion Con' Debunked

New road capacity doesn't solve congestion, according to the central argument of a new report by Transportation for America.

March 8, 2020 - Transportation for America

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

Candidates for President

Democratic Candidates Forget Transportation Emissions When Making Climate Plans

Multiple sources analyze the green credentials of the campaign platforms of the remaining field of Democrats vying for the highest office in the land and find one conspicuous absence: plans for reducing driving.

November 5, 2019 - Transportation for America

Highway Living

New Priorities, Not More Money, Need to Reform Federal Transportation Policy

Transportation for America, one of the leading advocacy organizations for multi-modal funding at the federal level, has announced a drastic change to its agenda.

October 4, 2019 - Transportation for America

Freeway Interchange

A Call for a New Approach to Federal Transportation Policy

According to this blog post, federal transportation policies are misdirected, inconsistent, and destructive. A comprehensive overhaul of federal transportation policy is necessary.

May 29, 2019 - Transportation for America

Freeway Construction

Analysis of U.S. DOT BUILD Grants Raises Critical Issues About Spending Priorities

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.

April 30, 2019 - Transportation for America

Campaign 2014: Rhode Island Transit Measure

For the first time, Rhode Island voters will be tested on their support for public transit by whether they approve authorizing $35 million for Mass Transit Hub Infrastructure Bonds on Nov. 4. In addition to hubs, statewide bus service is targeted.

October 29, 2014 - Transportation for America

Tucson Streecar

Latest TIGER Grants Announced: $584 million to 72 projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the sixth round of TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant funding.

September 15, 2014 - Transportation for America

An image of Transit Oriented Development in Saltillo Lofts, Austin, Texas

Now Available: Federal Grant Funding for Transit Oriented Development

The FTA has announced new funding (albeit, a small amount) through the "Transit-Oriented Development Planning Pilot Program."

September 11, 2014 - Transportation for America

Complete Street Vancouver

What Millennials Want: A Multi-Modal City

A recent study finds evidence of an overwhelming desire by Millennials to live multi-modal, car-lite lifestyles. They're even prepared to move to find what they want.

April 24, 2014 - Transportation for America

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