Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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...

Less than 30 days to speak out on transit funding

Last weekend, Congress gave themselves until October 31st to pass the infrastructure deal (the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA) and the budget...

Transit funds could crack under the pressure of the budget deadline

The upcoming continuing resolution to fund the government and avert a shutdown won’t include transportation spending, piling on the pressure to pass the infrastructure...

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...

Three ways reconciliation can restore funds taken from transit and equity

Image from Flickr/AFGE With the bipartisan infrastructure deal approved by the Senate, opportunities to shift long-term transportation policy will shift to the House and to...

The bipartisan infrastructure deal’s passage: More money for more of the same

Yesterday the Senate passed the bipartisan infrastructure deal, which incorporates the Senate transportation reauthorization in all its good and all its flaws. We outline...

Senate takes aim at essential transit relief dollars to cover the cost of their...

Image Source: Flickr/ MTA NYC With the bipartisan infrastructure framework legislative text nearing a vote, unused transit COVID relief dollars have become a target for...

Transportation Reauthorization Update: What We Know and What We Need to See

Capitol Hill has been abuzz with transportation infrastructure bills. As the final policy framework takes shape, Transportation for America wants to remind Congress of...

Historic INVEST Act passes the House, Onwards to the Senate towards Transportation Reauthorization

Last week, the US House of Representatives took a bold step in passing sweeping legislation that rethinks the US transportation framework towards fixing it...

INVEST Act passes: an overdue paradigm shift toward accomplishing measurable outcomes that prioritizes repair,...

We congratulate the House of Representatives for passing the INVEST Act, a transportation bill that commits to a fix it first approach, prioritizing safety over speed, and connecting...

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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...