Capital Investment

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Reports from inside the Trump transition are that the incoming administration will follow a budget blueprint laid out by the Heritage Foundation—public transit not included.
The Hill
January 16, 2017, 2pm PST
2017 will be a big year for transit openings around North America. What will come in the years to follow has a lot to do with the Trump Administration.
the transport politic
December 21, 2016, 7am PST
A call for the country to focus its infrastructure investments to the most vulnerable and neglected populations—and watch the benefits compound.
Stanford Social Innovation Review
December 13, 2016, 8am PST
Technical assistance is coming to five U.S. cities thanks to the National Public Transportation/Transit-Oriented Development Technical Assistance Initiative.
Smart Growth America
December 8, 2016, 11am PST
A recent report out of the state of Michigan lays the groundwork for a coordinated approach to the state's infamous infrastructure challenges.
Detroit Free Press
Blog post
December 7, 2016, 2pm PST
If the country is about to embark on a new era of infrastructure investment, care will be necessary to ensure long-term benefits for mobility.
Steven Polzin
November 9, 2016, 12pm PST
Many countries have rolled out climate policies since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015. A new report gathers data on the capital investments that will drive the construction of all that new infrastructure.
International Finance Corporation
October 28, 2016, 5am PDT
The Wall Street Journal builds a case that a slow down in state and local infrastructure investments is having a broad impact on the national economy.
The Wall Street Journal
August 23, 2016, 10am PDT
The problem, Paul Rosenstiel writes, isn't a scarcity of capital. It's an unwillingness to make investing in infrastructure a lucrative choice for private capital.
Governing
June 9, 2016, 1pm PDT
Seattle Transit blog compares rail investments from five cities around the country.
Seattle Transit Blog
March 18, 2016, 9am PDT
Age-old transit planning questions will be raised over the next year in Toronto.
The Globe and Mail
February 28, 2016, 11am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has eliminated 20 miles of slow zones since 2011.
Chicago Now
February 17, 2016, 5am PST
What's being described as an unprecedented outreach program will gather public feedback on a total of seven provincial and city-led transit projects for the Toronto area.
Toronto Star
January 8, 2016, 10am PST
The New York governor continues his tour of New York, promoting his big ticket capital agenda, yet not suggesting any means to pay for them. Worse yet, he restricts new funding options, like increased tolls, adding costs to the transportation budget.
The New York Times
January 1, 2016, 1pm PST
A look ahead at what is shaping up to be a very eventful year in the world of transportation.
CityLab
December 28, 2015, 2pm PST
Sound Transit, L.A. Metro, and Santa Clara VTA received sizable funding in FTA's New Starts/Small Starts program for their light and heavy rail extensions, thanks to Congressional representatives who included them in the omnibus bill,.
RT&S (Railway Track & Structures)
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.
The Century Foundation
November 15, 2015, 5am PST
The Atlantic has deep and detailed coverage of the expensive, obsolete, and decaying technology used by the New York subway system.
The Atlantic
November 1, 2015, 11am PST
A long, contentious political process has finally produced an approval for a massive capital investment program for the New York MTA. Some questions about funding remain, however.
Politico New York
October 13, 2015, 5am PDT
$285 million in capital dollars through 2019 will help fund parks in New York not called the High Line and lacking high-profile private backing.
Inhabitat NYC