Thursday, December 1, 2022

To deliver on Equity Action Plan, USDOT, states, and local decision makers must take...

Submitted photo by Frank Warnock of Bike Delaware.Though the USDOT’s Equity Action Plan (EAP) describes the new infrastructure law as “a historic investment in...

We need a new approach to transportation: T4A’s efforts to get there

Flickr photo by Daniel R. BlumeSix months into 2022, a lot’s been accomplished to steer the infrastructure law to better outcomes, but there’s still...

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...

Positioning for competitive grant application success

With scores of competitive, surface transportation grant programs to administer, USDOT faces a heavy lift to get these programs off the ground, on top...

The infrastructure bill’s limited state of repair funding and policies

Flickr photo of bridge resurfacing by WSDOT. https://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/49921039787There is very little new funding in the infrastructure bill specifically dedicated to repair and no new...

Transit funding in the infrastructure bill: what can it do for me?

The new infrastructure bill authorizes $109 billion to fund public transit projects through formula and competitive grant programs. Here’s what you need to know...

Step one for repairing a problem: Stop making it worse

Swap in any pressing issue—climate change, repair, safety—and this new illustration by Jean Wei describes the approach to solving it within the much-debated infrastructure...

Want to save the climate? Start by funding transit operations

The current trend of more driving will make it harder for us to reach our emissions goals. Making public transit a more convenient and...

Federal transportation funding opportunities 101

With the imminent passage of the transportation infrastructure bill that initially passed the US Senate in August, the discussion now pivots to implementation. Federal...

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How to engage with new elected leaders

New state and federal leaders will take office in January. Where they stand on transportation will have a significant impact on the future of...

A Gulf Coast win opens the door for national long-distance passenger rail service

On Monday, CSX, Norfolk Southern, the Alabama State Port Authority, and Amtrak filed a motion to the Surface Transportation Board stating that they’d reached an...

#MejoresCallesMX: Envisioning Better Streets Across Mexico

All around the world, there is a movement to re-imagine and re-design urban streets that better serve the needs of people, rather than emissions-heavy...

Fix the damn roads: Why politicians should prioritize potholes

Gretchen Whitmer first won election to Michigan’s governorship four years ago on a simple promise: she would fix the damn roads. For Whitmer, and...