Thursday, December 1, 2022

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...

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...

Passenger rail funding in the infrastructure bill: Building a national network

Passenger rail was one of the brightest spots in the new infrastructure bill, with $102 billion for passenger and freight rail projects through direct...

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...

USDOT controls $200+ billion in competitive grants for states and metros

While the bulk of the $643 billion for surface transportation in the infrastructure bill goes out to state DOTs, more than $200 billion stays...

USDOT urges states to prioritize repair, safety, and climate with their influx of...

Flickr CC image from Flickr/PeteReedAlthough state DOTs have always been free to prioritize repair, safety, or improving access for everyone across the entire system,...

Show me the money: Financial breakdown of the infrastructure law

A month has passed since the $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal was signed into law and set the direction for the federal transportation program for...

Lemonade from lemons: Improvements worth celebrating within flawed infrastructure bill

Money from the finalized $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal is already flowing out to states and metro areas who are plugging it right into projects...

T4America statement on the passage of the 2021 infrastructure deal

After Congress’ final passage of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, aka “the infrastructure deal” on Friday, November 5, Transportation for America...

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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...