At the local level, business has been a key force in cementing transit victories. But at a national level, the business voice has been largely absent from heated, high-stakes debates about transit. With a new report called “Bosses For Buses,” Good Jobs First investigates the disparity between local- and national-level organizing efforts by employers. In […]
Welcome to the first match in the first round of Streetsblog's 2017 Parking Madness tournament, our 16-city bracket highlighting the worst "parking craters" in North America. This year, we're focusing on a specific type of parking disaster: transit stations engulfed by car storage.
When was the last time you read a good article on transportation policy-making in Washington? Have you ever wished that the D.C. media could do a better job of mapping the political landscape that keeps transit under-funded and new road projects flush with federal cash? If you had trouble answering the first question or answered […]
Dem Senator Whitehouse: House Bill Is “Pathetic” But I’ll Vote for It (The Hill) House Directs Homeland Security to Develop a Plan to Protect Infrastructure (The Hill) Julián Castro Takes the Helm at HUD (NBC) Pension Funds Eye Infrastructure Investment, But Not in United States (Roll Call) Study Shows Where Bike-Share Increases or Decreases Transit […]
Why USDOT’s Transit Funding Rule Doesn’t Work and What Could Fix It (Slate) Boehner: GOP Will Tack Keystone Pipeline Onto Transportation Bill (Hill) Gov. Brown: Cap and Trade Fees Will Fund HSR in California (SacBee) Why Conservatives Should Be All Over Smart Growth (Switchboard) Millennials: Affordable Urban Living Is Hard to Find (GGW) The Reason […]
The disjointed state of "New Starts," the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) program to fund new rail and bus lines, is well-known on the Hill — in fact, House transportation committee chairman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) recently quipped that it ought to be renamed "small starts, low starts, and no starts." Thousands gathered to board the new […]