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MTA welcomes spike in social media callouts

The Metropolitan Transportation Agency welcomed the dramatic increase in mentions on social media, saying the posts provide valuable feedback. The post MTA welcomes spike in...

CTA keeps station heaters going after social media complaints

Despite an unseasonably cold April, CTA turned off its rail station heaters on March 31. Social media outrage convinced the agency to turn them...

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Justice40 “benefits” could mean more emissions, worse health outcomes in disadvantaged communities

How can we ensure that investments in communities lead to safer, more convenient infrastructure for all?In President Biden’s first weeks in office, he established...

The STB is finally acting to improve freight railroads. Will it be enough?

CSX freight train passing through Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Credit: Mississippi TodayAfter years of looking the other way while deliveries suffered, the Surface Transportation...

Compact & Electrified Cities Have the Potential to Massively Reduce Emissions

The post Compact & Electrified Cities Have the Potential to Massively Reduce Emissions appeared first on Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.

How local governments can overcome delay and obstruction (part two)

Local government practitioners are often highly motivated to invest in safer street designs. But they soon encounter insurmountable barriers from the state DOT, which...