Transportation Funding

November 9, 2015, 1pm PST
Lots of dollar signs were flying around on Texas ballots last week, many of which were headed toward road construction measures. The Houston Chronicle, however, points out the shortcomings of the state's patterns of investment.
Houston Chronicle
October 24, 2015, 9am PDT
Though the congressional process of providing a bill that sets the funding agenda for the nation's transportation infrastructure seems to finally be moving forward, Georgia couldn't continue waiting.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
September 29, 2015, 12pm PDT
It's a case of the haves vs. the have-nots in transportation spending for a rapidly growing suburban area of Houston.
Houston Chronicle
September 15, 2015, 1pm PDT
The bi-partisan duo of governors from New Jersey and New York have penned a letter addressed to President Obama asking for a 50-50 funding share on the critical tunnel project for the Amtrak line connecting the two states.
The Record
August 18, 2015, 2pm PDT
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution checks in with new leadership at the state's department of transportation.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 13, 2015, 6am PDT
Incomplete projects proposed in the Transportation Infrastructure Model for Economic Development plan have saddled Louisiana with increasing debt and less money for maintenance.
The Advocate
July 27, 2015, 6am PDT
All the talk about the Highway Trust Fund can make it seem like the U.S. transportation system. Robert Puentes and Adie Tomer argue that funding is only a symptom of the deeper problem.
Politico
July 9, 2015, 12pm PDT
The Missouri Department of Transportation will adhere strictly to a "fix it" (as opposed to "fix-it-first") policy for the next five years, because there are no funds for roadway expansion.
KRCG
April 5, 2015, 7am PDT
Michigan—the state that spends less per capita on its roads than every other state—just got bad news about the state of its roads. Will it be enough to convince voters to pass a sales tax initiative to generate $1.2 billion in funding for roads?
Detroit Free Press
March 25, 2015, 2pm PDT
City officials in Seattle have proposed a levy on property owners that would finance an integrated approach to transportation infrastructure improvements.
Crosscut
March 11, 2015, 9am PDT
SB 1048, proposed by Senator Bob Hall (R-Rockwall), levels an unprecedented attack on transit in Texas. Although it's probably an extreme example of dead-on-arrival legislating, it's notable that an elected official would consider such a proposal.
Examiner.com
Feature
February 11, 2015, 6am PST
Kenneth Orski, editor and publisher of Innovation NewsBriefs, examines how state governments are beginning to accept more responsibility for transportation funding.
C. Kenneth Orski
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
January 29, 2015, 2pm PST
As communities are rethinking the dominant paradigms of the last 60 years of transportation planning, traditional funding mechanisms are coming up well short of needs. A new guidebook will help state DOTs sort it all out.
Smart Growth for America
January 27, 2015, 10am PST
A guest column on the Saporta Report offers a reminder of the many critical public needs that compete with transportation funding for state dollars.
Saporta Report
January 7, 2015, 6am PST
Charles Marohn starts off the year strong by throwing down the gauntlet on the perpetual transportation funding debate.
Strong Towns
November 12, 2014, 1pm PST
Thanks to voters, at least $1.2 billion in oil and gas taxes a year that would normally have been directed to the state's Rainy Day Fund is diverted to the highway fund, where it will be used to improve the state's crumbling road infrastructure.
Newsradio 1200 WOAI
October 26, 2014, 5am PDT
In a poll conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post, Americans were found to prefer allocating transportation funding towards transit expansion rather than road widening.
Streetsblog USA
October 21, 2014, 10am PDT
Clark Williams-Derry shares news of what he calls "far and away the most responsible official traffic forecast I’ve seen from any government agency, ever."
Sightline Daily
August 25, 2014, 10am PDT
North Texans aren't happy with a planned network of toll roads, claiming that they're taxed and tolled enough already. A series of public hearings is intended to spread more information about the growing network of toll roads.
Dallas News