Saturday, July 31, 2021

How Senate Republicans lost big in the bipartisan transportation bill

Last week, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously passed a transportation reauthorization bill that would make reducing emissions,...

3 ways the Senate can pass bipartisan and effective transportation policy

This past weekend, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released their proposal to reauthorize surface transportation policy for the next five years. The...

The good, bad, and ugly in the Senate’s new transportation proposal

The Senate committee responsible for writing the highway provisions for our country’s long-term transportation policies released their proposal over the weekend. This bill makes...

Statement on the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021

A statement from Transportation for America director Beth Osborne on the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021 released this weekend by the Senate Environment...

Senators hone in on 80/20 split, transit operations funding at Banking hearing

Last week, the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing on investing in public transit in the next long-term transportation law....

The Senate needs a new transportation bill—and over 120 elected officials and organizations agree

Current long-term transportation policy expires this September, giving Congress a rare opportunity to fundamentally rethink American transportation. That’s why the House passed a transformative...

Road and public transit maintenance creates more jobs than building new highways

With Congress charged with passing a long-term transportation law this year, many hope that increased infrastructure spending will create more jobs. We have to...

Month of Action Week 2: Tackling our deadly streets

With Congress writing long-term transportation policy this month, we need to make sure that this bill doesn’t continue the broken status quo. This week,...

It’s go time: Launching our Month of Action

With Congress writing long-term transportation policy this month, we need to make sure that this bill doesn’t continue the broken status quo. We need...

Over 160 elected officials and organizations support fundamental changes to the federal transportation program

Over 160 elected officials and organizations urge Congress to prioritize maintenance, safety over speed, and access to jobs and services in the next long-term...

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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...

Request for qualifications: illustration project

Transportation for America is seeking a qualified illustrator, designer or artist to produce a series of illustrations to communicate the need for changes to...

Cycling and Mexico City: Better than Before

Mexico City already has one of the world’s best bike-share systems. This year, Avenida de los Insurgentes, one of the longest avenues, got an...

Equity and inclusion in transportation: a conversation starter with USDOT

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has been engaging in a conversation with the public and the industry on the topic of equity and...