Transit Funding

May 8, 2017, 7am PDT
Strapped for cash and faced with rapidly declining ridership, the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is reorganizing its service in the hopes of stopping the bleeding.
The Mercury News
April 4, 2017, 2pm PDT
Devolution—or the end of federal funding for local or regional transit projects—is back on the table, thanks to the Trump Administration. Articles in two prominent media outlets debate the idea.
The Overhead Wire
March 31, 2017, 8am PDT
Budgets reflect priorities, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority will be prioritizing capital investments in the 2018 fiscal year.
Philadelphia
March 16, 2017, 11am PDT
Transit advocates should be concerned about the cuts proposed by the Trump Administration's early budget draft.
Streetsblog USA
March 16, 2017, 9am PDT
A funding formula that frequently determines the scope and quality of transit in the state of Maryland could be reformed by state legislators this year.
Greater Greater Washington
March 12, 2017, 1pm PDT
An extension of the Lynx Blue Line is schedule to open to the public on March 31, 2018. Controversy regarding sales taxes have traditionally followed transit projects in the region.
Charlotte Magazine
March 3, 2017, 12pm PST
The critical turning point for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's naming rights proposal can be summed up by an old adage: beggars can't be choosers.
Los Angeles Times
February 16, 2017, 2pm PST
Look on Seattle's King County with envy, fans of late-night transit service.
The Urbanist
February 4, 2017, 9am PST
Waiting for the funding to back up a transit plan can be brutal—especially when the calendar says February you thought you approved a transit-funding tax in the November election.
Nuvo
January 5, 2017, 10am PST
The Purple Line subway extension is picking up momentum in Los Angeles. With construction already underway on the first phase, the second phase should commence in 2018.
The Source
December 30, 2016, 11am PST
The carrot at the end of a possible re-organization of the state of Georgia's regional transportation agencies would come in the shape of state funding for transit.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 22, 2016, 12pm PST
A transit funding formula, courtesy of Vancouver, British Columbia: Sell 13.8-acre property for $440 million; use cash to finance transit improvements.
Business in Vancouver
Blog post
December 5, 2016, 6am PST
The conventional progressive wisdom is that the Trump Administration will be bad for cities and for transit users. But in recent decades, a unified Republican government has been better for public transit than a divided government.
Michael Lewyn
November 30, 2016, 9am PST
Fifteen municipal or regional bus services in Los Angeles County that receive funding from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be among the first to benefit from a newly approved transportation sales tax.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
November 11, 2016, 11am PST
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee adopted the most comprehensive and expansive version of the nMotion plan. Now they have to fund all those big ideas.
The Tennessean
October 26, 2016, 2pm PDT
The DART Board decided to move forward with a financial plan that funds both the Cotton Belt light rail line and the D2 subway.
Dallas News
September 10, 2016, 9am PDT
There's a tug of war underway in Pennsylvania over $450 million a year in funding for public transit generated by the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 21, 2016, 5am PDT
Transit investments in Marion County, Indiana, could be funded through a proposed increase of income taxes. The proposed funding referendum has the backing, and the phone-banking, of a coalition of local church congregations.
Indystar
August 5, 2016, 8am PDT
The $54 billion ST3 plan would add 62 miles of light rail over 25 years.
Seattle Transit Blog
July 19, 2016, 9am PDT
The editorial board of the Toronto Star picks a side in the policy debate over highway tolling.
The Toronto Star