Tuesday, December 6, 2022

King County’s blueprint for better bus speed and reliability

The Seattle area’s busiest transit agency released their “playbook” for better transit through smart incremental improvements and community partnerships. Focusing on bus speed and...

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...

Transit adaptability during the COVID-19 pandemic

Transit agencies across the United States have struggled with decreased ridership, safety hazards, and low morale as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet...

Reducing emissions with better transit, part three: Examples from leading cities

Greater transit use is key for lowering emissions, and cities across America are reconsidering how they serve their residents with public transit—and the land...

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...

Don’t blame the snow, blame our roads: Why it’s so difficult to travel in...

Every year, winter storms highlight the failings of our car-first approach to infrastructure. And as climate change worsens, the need for change intensifies. Cities...

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...

Reducing emissions with better transit, part two: Improve transit access

Increasing funding for transit operations is a vital first step to help more people drive less, but there’s an equally important next step: connecting...

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...

The infrastructure bill is finished—what you need to know

Infrastructure will be built, but what kind? The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill is notable both for including Congress’ most significant effort to address climate...

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Every year, the Sustainable Transport Award (STA) Nominee Cities are recognized for policies and interventions that promote public transport, walking, cycling, and transit-oriented development...

A new program to help communities thrive

For the Biden administration to achieve its goals, all communities will need to be able to take advantage of federal funds. But some cities,...

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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...