Recent Streetsblog USA posts about MAP-21

How States Are Adapting to MAP-21’s Changes to Bike/Ped Funding

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The current transportation law dealt a few hard knocks to bicycling and walking programs. One big one was the restructuring of the Transportation Enhancements program into something called Transportation Alternatives, which has to fund more types of projects with less money. The idea is that each state’s TA money will get split in half. Fifty […]

At NACTO Conference, LaHood Delivers Straight Talk on MAP-21

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After a rousing opening speech from NYC Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood took the stage at the “Designing Cities” conference of the National Association of City Transportation Officials yesterday. Streetsblog stringer Dani Simons was there and briefed us on the highlights. LaHood said: We’ve made amazing progress in cities in the past […]

FHWA Helps Cities and Towns Land Bike/Ped Funding

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American cities and towns should get a leg up on using federal funds to make streets safer for biking and walking, thanks to rules enacted yesterday by the Federal Highway Administration. MAP-21, the current transportation law, was passed hurriedly enough that not all the i’s could be dotted and t’s could be crossed — and […]