March 27, 2016, 11am PDT
The campaign for the Sound Transit 3 ballot initiative is underway in Seattle, after local officials released a draft plan that charts a $50 billion build out of light rail in the region.
March 23, 2016, 5am PDT
A half-cent sales tax to fund an expansion of MARTA has been paired back to $2.5 billion and the city limits of Atlanta instead of $8 billion for the region, but Atlanta voters will have a chance to decide on the new tax despite its near demise.
February 25, 2016, 10am PST
A once-in-a-generation moment for transit is taking shape in Atlanta.
February 12, 2016, 8am PST
Traditionally pro-transit organizations have come out against a proposal to create a new payroll tax to fund bus transit improvements.
January 25, 2016, 2pm PST
Following in the footsteps of Seattle, which recently followed a similar narrative arc, the city of Spokane will go back to the ballot for transportation funding, leaving the county of Spokane to its own devices.
December 26, 2015, 7am PST
The voters of Austin rejected a $1 billion transportation bond in 2014, but transit advocates and Capital Metro staff are already reorganizing to make a new pitch for transit in the quickly growing city.
Community Impact Newspaper
December 22, 2015, 1pm PST
Seattle is in the process of drafting a $27 billion transit funding initiative for the November 2016 ballot.
November 27, 2015, 9am PST
The TAPS transit agency is severely distressed, and continuing to receive bad news about its finances.
November 25, 2015, 10am PST
The unions of two groups sometimes pitted against each other in seeking their agenda for the bus system in Memphis have joined together against a common foe: the management of the Memphis Area Transit Authority.
November 24, 2015, 6am PST
According to a scathing critique of the most recent round of TIGER funding, many of the awarded projects fall far below the quality that transit advocates expect.
November 24, 2015, 5am PST
So far, only a small minority of major cities have considered self-driving cars in their long-range transportation plans. The question is, should policymakers embrace them or stand in their way?
November 2, 2015, 11am PST
The seventh round of TIGER funding was announced last week. Louisville provides a case study of how cities engage with the competitive grant process.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
October 29, 2015, 8am PDT
Transit advocates have little good to say about the recently-passed Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act. While it doesn't cut transit funding, it does nothing to expedite transit-based solutions.
July 22, 2015, 9am PDT
The Nashville Metro Transit Authority recently released a "State of the MTA" report, detailing the system's need for additional funding to improve in pace with the needs of a growing populace.
June 8, 2015, 11am PDT
It's not quite as simple as Republicans opposing transit and Democrats supporting it. It depends what level of government is discussing it. On the local level, demand for better transit can transcend partisan divides.
May 12, 2015, 9am PDT
Expanded use of tax increment financing is on the table in Chicago—a city that invests less than its peers on building and running transit.
January 24, 2015, 9am PST
Chicago transit agencies are falling behind its needed capital investments. A new report estimates that the CTA, Metra, and Pace will need to spend $36 billion over the next decade to catch up.
January 20, 2015, 7am PST
The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority—one of the last agencies in the country to fund transit with property taxes—is unable to keep up with the times, according to an editorial arguing for a change.
October 26, 2014, 9am PDT
In a recent move, officials from Mayor Vincent C. Gray's administration shortened DC's streetcar system to a much-shorter eight miles.
June 25, 2014, 7am PDT
The rivalry between Dallas and Houston is well known, but Dug Begley recently made a compelling comparison between the two cities: their approach to commuter rail.