Thursday, May 30, 2024

Rays of hope: National City, CA’s Community Connectors story

After many decades of being divided by highways, community members in National City, CA are building capacity to reconnect their community in a project...

Two years in, progress still needed for reconnecting communities

In March 2024, the Office of the Secretary at USDOT announced awards for the Reconnecting Communities Program. This program is intended to improve access...

“Short-term action, long-term change”: How quick builds are bringing innovation to safe streets implementation

Quick-build projects prioritize affordable, rapid, and temporary solutions to inaccessible and unsafe streetscape conditions. Through this approach to project implementation, communities are able to...

Congressional briefing emphasizes electrification and public transit to meet climate goals

54 years since the first Earth Day, the US is still focusing on highway expansion. In light of increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, due...

There’s a climate cost to America’s freeways, and it’s not paid equally.

The environmental impacts of the Interstate Highway System continue to harm communities of color through health hazards, pollution, and displacement. Flickr photo The sprawling roadway network...

Powering up communities: New grant to accelerate electrification & smart growth

Across the country, municipalities and transit agencies are beginning to embrace electrification in local transportation. They’re showing that the future of transportation does not...

New survey: Accessible Streetscapes for the Disability Community

A new survey created in collaboration with Smart Growth America, the International Parking & Mobility Institute, and the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund...

Progress for passenger rail in the South and beyond

Two recent developments at the federal level can help propel passenger rail expansion in the South and across the country.  An Amtrak Crescent line train...

Webinar: Transportation electrification and smart growth in the U.S.

On Tuesday, May 14 from 2 – 3 p.m., we’re partnering with the International Parking & Mobility Institute to offer a free webinar exploring...

Building back better: Reflections on the state of infrastructure repair in the U.S.

Despite substantial federal funding available to address “crumbling roads and bridges,” our infrastructure’s state of repair is an ongoing issue, and climate change is...

Latest articles

Are We Falling Short On Our Global Road Safety Goals?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), global road deaths average over 3,200 per day, with road traffic crashes remaining the leading killer of...

What happened to U.S. passenger rail?

Almost a century ago, the railroads were the economic engine of the country, spurring the transportation of both goods and people over long distances....

Does your community have too much parking? Here’s how to find out.

Many communities are either “overparked” (meaning they have too much parking) or are inefficiently allocating their existing parking resources. By understanding how communities’ parking...

Rays of hope: National City, CA’s Community Connectors story

After many decades of being divided by highways, community members in National City, CA are building capacity to reconnect their community in a project...