Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Reconnecting Communities: Initiating restorative transportation justice

Much of the work of smart transportation focuses on playing defense against divisive infrastructure projects that would make travel more difficult. Now, communities and...

Little-known university research centers could hold the key for transportation solutions

The infrastructure law sets aside funding for university transportation centers (UTCs) to research and provide actionable recommendations on emerging transportation issues. However, in the face...

What’s missing in the new rule for EV chargers?

Photo from Pxfuel/Architecture and DesignThe Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA, or just the infrastructure law) created the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula...

Vision Zero won’t happen without Safe Streets for All

Signs like this one, while welcome, aren’t enough to lower the ever-climbing rate of pedestrian fatalities. Fortunately, localities have other resources to make on-the-ground...

The infrastructure law wasn’t perfect, but now it’s reality

Flickr photo by Oregon Department of TransportationFocusing on whether the infrastructure law was “good” or “bad” will fail to shape how its  historic cash...

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...

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,...

USDOT and Congress: Taking sides but not talking about implementation

If we’re going to ensure that the historic amount of transit funding in the infrastructure law actually results in good, usable, high quality transit...

Developing a workforce to get the most out of the infrastructure bill

How can we build up our transportation industry without a developed workforce? Flickr photo by sandwichgirlWorkforce recruitment and retention issues that plagued the transportation...

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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...