Monday, January 17, 2022

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...

After COVID, who’s driving the bus?

As schools have returned to in-person learning and employment centers come back to life, mobility is grinding to a halt with a slow return...

Want to save the climate? Start by funding transit operations

The current trend of more driving will make it harder for us to reach our emissions goals. Making public transit a more convenient and...

Less than 30 days to speak out on transit funding

Last weekend, Congress gave themselves until October 31st to pass the infrastructure deal (the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA) and the budget...

A way to improve the infrastructure deal

We strongly urge you to support the transportation programs proposed for the budget reconciliation package, which will help fill the gaps left by the...

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...

Build transit back better with more trains, more buses, more frequency

As more Americans begin returning to work and daily life, we need transit to be there, running reliably and frequently, getting us where we...

Nine ways the House’s transportation proposal starts to make a “paradigm shift”

With the House’s INVEST in America Act being considered in committee on Wednesday, it’s a good time to look at what else beyond our...

Why we need federal operations funding for public transit

For decades, the federal government has only provided funding for public transportation maintenance and infrastructure projects—not the day-to-day costs of running trains and buses....

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....

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TransportationCamp DC ’22 in the rearview

Last weekend, we hit “Leave Meeting” on another virtual TransportationCamp DC, the annual unconference that brings together advocates, planners, engineers, students, and everyone else...

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...

Securing a Sustainable Future through Child-centered Mobility

ITDP needs your help to transform cities into safer and healthier places for children to live, grow, and learn.   With a $45 gift to ITDP...