Monday, June 27, 2022

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...

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...

Latest articles

An Antiracist Future For Our Highways

The post An Antiracist Future For Our Highways appeared first on Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.

An Antiracist Future For Our Infrastructure

The post An Antiracist Future For Our Infrastructure appeared first on Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.

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

The post How Cycling Powers People and Economies appeared first on Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.