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Smart Growth America: States May Pave Over Their Own Good Intentions

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Last week, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign revealed how states prioritize spending: 20 percent for transit, 2 percent for bike/ped, 38.5 percent for maintenance, and about 22.5 percent for highway expansion. Looking just at those last two numbers, that breaks down to 71 percent more spending on repair than sprawl-inducing new lanes. But Smart Growth America cautions […]

Advocates Defend New Haven’s “Downtown Crossing” Highway Removal Plan

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Earlier this week we ran a story about why local livable streets advocates with the New Haven Urban Design League are disappointed with the city’s decision to replace a section of grade-separated highway with a plan that remains, on balance, car-centric. We soon heard from teardown proponents who remain supportive of the project. While acknowledging its shortcomings, […]

GAO: Transportation Spending an Investment With Uncertain Returns

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Cross-posted from Mobilizing the Region, the official blog of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. A December study from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that, well, there’s not much government accountability when it comes to how states spend federal transportation funds. Despite the existence of a federally mandated transportation planning process, the federal government offers no clear goals […]

Where Does Stimulus Cash Go From Here? TSTC Explains.

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While we’ve been focusing on the stimulus action in Washington this week, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign has kept an eye on the region’s state DOTs, which will dispense billions for transportation infrastructure. On Wednesday Tri-State filed suit to prevent the New Jersey Turnpike Authority from widening the Garden State Parkway, a project the agency intends […]