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Los Angeles Receives $900M for Infrastructure Ahead of 2028 Olympics

The influx of federal dollars comes as LA has just four more years to complete ambitious transit improvement plans before it is due to host the Summer Olympic Games.

April 10, 2024 - Transportation Today News

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Funds Have ‘Overwhelmingly’ Gone to Highway Projects

A new report says states are creating a “climate time bomb” by spending more than half of federal infrastructure dollars on highway resurfacing and expansion over transit and passenger rail.

March 4, 2024 - The Guardian

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Small Cities at Disadvantage to Win Federal Safe Street Grants

Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law aimed at making streets safer is being awarded through a competitive grant program, but it’s not going to the communities that need it most, an investigation shows.

February 29, 2024 - USA Today

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New York State DOT Invests Heavily in Highways Over Transit

So far, the department has allocated 90 percent of its federal transportation funding to road projects and less than 1 percent to transit.

February 8, 2024 - New York Focus

Dallas Freeways

Federal Infrastructure Dollars Funding Road Expansions

Far from kickstarting a transformative change in transportation policy, the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law continues to fund traditional road-building projects.

June 9, 2023 - Climatewire

Regional Transit

$14 Billion in Federal Transit Funding Announced

The annual formula funding grants support transit facilities and maintenance, electrification and equipment upgrades, and expansion of service.

April 14, 2023 - Federal Transit Administration

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Federal SMART Grants Awarded for Transportation Safety, Equity Projects

The grant program focuses on the use of technology to improve safety, accessibility, and efficiency in transportation.

March 21, 2023 - U.S. Department Of Transportation

Protected Bike Lane

FTA Waives Local Funding Match for Complete Streets Projects

Local and state agencies can apply for federal Complete Streets funding without matching funds until 2026.

March 17, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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FTA Announces $9 Million in Tribal Transit Funding

The money will be distributed among 25 tribal communities to improve key transit services.

October 13, 2022 - Federal Transit Administration

Highway Construction

‘Highway Boondoggles’ Report Highlights Nation’s Most Wasteful Projects

The bipartisan infrastructure law, which directs massive investments to state transportation projects, could fast-track some of the most destructive highway expansion projects.

September 15, 2022 - Streetsblog USA

Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station

$6 Billion to Keep Uncompetitive Nuclear Plants Alive

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes $6 billion to create a credit program to extend the life of existing nuclear power plants, the largest source of carbon-free energy in the nation. The first deadline to bid for credits is May 19.

May 11, 2022 - The Washington Post

Racing Cars

Partisan Splits for Transportation Politics

Researchers found that while left-leaning respondents were more likely to favor transportation reform and sustainable modes, conservatives are not as far behind as we think.

October 11, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Houston Metro

Federal Dollars Could Pave the Way for Greener, More Equitable Infrastructure

Houston's director of Transportation and Drainage Operations wants to see more sustainable development in the city that has historically depended on freeways as its critical infrastructure.

October 11, 2021 - Houston Chronicle

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Climate Action: As Simple as Riding an E-Bike

A new e-bike credit, if coupled with improved bike safety infrastructure, could encourage many Americans to replace short car trips with e-bike rides, reducing emissions and congestion.

October 7, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Capitol Hill

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Heads to the House: Details and Reactions From the Planning World

Planetizen gathered explainer posts and advocacy responses that continue to shine a light on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, approved by the U.S. Senate earlier this month.

August 17, 2021 - James Brasuell

Amtrak Train

New Infrastructure Bill Guts Transit, EVs, and Safety Programs

The proposed bill keeps road funding almost intact while cutting funding for electrification, rail, and community development.

August 15, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

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