Transportation Funding

Yesterday
Atlanta needs federal funding to make its light rail and bus service dreams a reality, but it already has $2.5 billion in sales tax revenue to work with.
Atlanta
April 25, 2018, 6am PDT
The District of Columbia is attempting to build a data-based model for the mix of public and "shared" transportation modes on its streets, but is still finding holes in the data necessary to build new policies.
The Washington Post
April 15, 2018, 1pm PDT
Beware of transportation officials promising traffic reductions, according to this opinion piece.
The Mercury News
March 28, 2018, 5am PDT
It's a vicious cycle: highways enable white flight, establishing a power base for a political party opposed to urban transportation systems.
Stanford News
March 16, 2018, 1pm PDT
Importantly, the Washington State Legislature also left a few bills on the cutting room floor.
The Urbanist
March 13, 2018, 6am PDT
In some respects, D.C. Metro has been the poster child for dysfunctional transit systems in recent years, but the states of Virginia and Maryland are close to ensuring a new source of funding that could help stabilize the transit agency.
The Washington Post
March 12, 2018, 1pm PDT
Massachusetts voters are pro-transportation investment, whether by cities or by the state.
The Recorder
March 10, 2018, 7am PST
They say the pendulum swings, and the TIGER grant funding pendulum has swung away from public transit.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
March 7, 2018, 12pm PST
The Trump Administration signaled a desire to scrap a funding program that helped fund transit, pedestrian, and bike infrastructure. A new program likely focused on rural and toll roads could take its place.
Streetsblog USA
March 1, 2018, 10am PST
The state of Oregon is already tinkering with a bike tax it approved last year.
Bike Portland
February 23, 2018, 9am PST
To ensure funding for the LBJ East, Texas Transportation Commission officials might take three other major highway projects off the table.
Dallas News
Blog post
February 21, 2018, 2pm PST
Here are a few transportation-related facts that might have slipped through the cracks in the current political debate regarding infrastructure spending.
Steven Polzin
February 6, 2018, 6am PST
Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) fees are a bad way to pay for roads, according to an article by Joe Cortright.
City Observatory
February 2, 2018, 2pm PST
Tolls and gas taxes—that's how Connecticut Governor Daniel P. Malloy plans on raising revenue for the state's troubled Special Transportation Fund.
The Hartford Courant
September 19, 2017, 10am PDT
Survey finds higher taxes and tolls have powerful support when revenues are guaranteed for infrastructure; public-private partnerships seen as part of solution
Modern Cities
August 29, 2017, 6am PDT
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was not an early endorser of congestion pricing. Why the sudden embrace, particularly when Mayor Bill de Blasio is opposed? Turns out that electronic tolling technology, embraced by the MTA, appears to have moved the governor.
The New York Times
August 23, 2017, 11am PDT
A timely debate, as New York City debates a congestion pricing scheme proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and California looks for ways to reduce emissions from transportation.
100 Hours
July 16, 2017, 5am PDT
The Tax Foundation endeavors to provide a simple explanation of road funding.
Tax Foundation
June 4, 2017, 9am PDT
Oregon lawmakers have proposed a new tax on the sale of bikes—if it passes it would be the first of its kind in the country.
knkx
May 22, 2017, 12pm PDT
Colorado's roads and highways are in poor repair—the state of transportation was even called a 'quiet crisis' ten years ago. The problems persist, as does the state's lack of funding to fix the problem.
The Denver Post