Monday, June 27, 2022

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...

Pro-tip: Invest in the solution, not in the problem

Congress and states love to create small, discrete programs to solve big transportation problems. They don’t like to stop the types of investments that...

The infrastructure law and boosting access to jobs and services

Image from PxfuelThe ultimate point of transportation spending should be to connect people to jobs and services. But that’s not what we primarily use...

Everyone agrees that repair is important. No one is willing to require it

Despite a fundamental lack of understanding by some members of Congress about the program they’re responsible for overseeing, the law sets states free to...

How will the infrastructure law improve active transportation and Complete Streets?

Screen grab from our recent video “Not just a way to get from A to B”, a look at Tucson, AZ’s attempts to expand...

Our advice to USDOT and Congress: Make no little plans

Senator Capito uses visual aids to criticize the FHWA memo. Still from the hearing.A Senate committee called Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to testify about...

One year in, how is the Biden team really doing on transportation?

Official White House Photo by Adam SchultzA year in, the Biden administration helped pass historic investments in infrastructure and spoke out about safety, repair,...

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An Antiracist Future For Our Highways

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An Antiracist Future For Our Infrastructure

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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...

How Cycling Powers People and Economies

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