Saturday, May 21, 2022

Getting to equitable outcomes in the infrastructure law

Despite the rhetoric, the infrastructure law falls well short of truly addressing the decades of harm our transportation system has inflicted on marginalized communities,...

Longer trips, faster speeds, fewer options: What’s really valued in the “value of time”?

Whose time are we saving? T4America photo by Steve Davis.Despite its name, the federal “value of time” guidance doesn’t actually value travelers’ time at...

The infrastructure law and safety: Will it be able to move the needle?

A street in Atlanta that could easily be Anywhere, USA. T4 America photo by Stephen Lee Davis.The new infrastructure law authorizes around $650 billion...

Securing a Sustainable Future through Child-centered Mobility

ITDP needs your help to transform cities into safer and healthier places for children to live, grow, and learn.   With a $45 gift to ITDP...

From policy to action: Six things USDOT should do yesterday to maximize the...

Because of the shortcomings in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)’s actual policy, an enormous amount of pressure now rests on USDOT and...

Electric vehicles aren’t good for equity, but we should try

Electric vehicles, while vital for reducing emissions and meeting our long-term emissions reduction goals, are not a good strategy for improving existing inequities in...

Electric vehicles are good for emissions, bad for advancing equity

Climate funders, electric vehicle industry groups, and environmentalists are rightly confronting the question of how to address equity in the electric vehicle space. They...

Strides towards Building Back Better the US transportation program

The revised version of the Build Back Better Act preserves $40 billion in important additions that will advance racial equity, address climate change by...

Why Transit Inequality Persists in Brazil

Called a fundamental right, in reality, transit operates with inequality, especially for Black and low-income people. Access to transportation and mobility is not equal for...

A way to improve the infrastructure deal

We strongly urge you to support the transportation programs proposed for the budget reconciliation package, which will help fill the gaps left by the...

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Justice40 “benefits” could mean more emissions, worse health outcomes in disadvantaged communities

How can we ensure that investments in communities lead to safer, more convenient infrastructure for all?In President Biden’s first weeks in office, he established...

The STB is finally acting to improve freight railroads. Will it be enough?

CSX freight train passing through Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Credit: Mississippi TodayAfter years of looking the other way while deliveries suffered, the Surface Transportation...

Compact & Electrified Cities Have the Potential to Massively Reduce Emissions

The post Compact & Electrified Cities Have the Potential to Massively Reduce Emissions appeared first on Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.

How local governments can overcome delay and obstruction (part two)

Local government practitioners are often highly motivated to invest in safer street designs. But they soon encounter insurmountable barriers from the state DOT, which...