Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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...

To deliver on Equity Action Plan, USDOT, states, and local decision makers must take...

Submitted photo by Frank Warnock of Bike Delaware.Though the USDOT’s Equity Action Plan (EAP) describes the new infrastructure law as “a historic investment in...

FHWA Complete Streets report lays out an actionable path for transforming street design to...

After the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and USDOT issued a report to Congress this week about Complete Streets, Beth Osborne, Vice President of Transportation...

Our advice to USDOT and Congress: Make no little plans

Senator Capito uses visual aids to criticize the FHWA memo. Still from the hearing.A Senate committee called Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to testify about...

USDOT road safety strategy finally acknowledges the importance of design on speeds and roadway...

On the release of the new Roadway Safety Strategy by the U.S. Department of Transportation, T4America director Beth Osborne issued this statement: “We’re very happy...

USDOT controls $200+ billion in competitive grants for states and metros

While the bulk of the $643 billion for surface transportation in the infrastructure bill goes out to state DOTs, more than $200 billion stays...

From policy to action: Six things USDOT should do yesterday to maximize the...

Because of the shortcomings in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)’s actual policy, an enormous amount of pressure now rests on USDOT and...

Transit funds could crack under the pressure of the budget deadline

The upcoming continuing resolution to fund the government and avert a shutdown won’t include transportation spending, piling on the pressure to pass the infrastructure...

Hey #TeamPete, here’s how you can advance sustainable and equitable transportation policy

Former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s appointment as Secretary of Transportation has brought some much-needed attention to this important department— especially from Pete’s former presidential...

Meet the new leaders of the U.S. Department of Transportation

A new presidential administration means a brand new set of political appointees. Luckily, the Biden administration’s picks for top jobs in the U.S. Department...

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How to engage with new elected leaders

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...

#MejoresCallesMX: Envisioning Better Streets Across Mexico

All around the world, there is a movement to re-imagine and re-design urban streets that better serve the needs of people, rather than emissions-heavy...

Fix the damn roads: Why politicians should prioritize potholes

Gretchen Whitmer first won election to Michigan’s governorship four years ago on a simple promise: she would fix the damn roads. For Whitmer, and...