Today Transportation for America is releasing a 100-page document called "The Route to Reform," in which they outline policy recommendations related to the upcoming reauthorization of federal transportation funding legislation (download the executive summary here or the full report here). From the executive summary: The next transportation program must set about the urgent task of […]
This week's guest is Benjamin De La Pena, deputy director for policy, planning, mobility, and right of way at Seattle DOT. We talk about SDOT’s New Mobility Playbook, which describes "strategies for shaping the future of transportation in a way that puts people first."
In yesterday’s post about the Streetsblog Network‘s first birthday, I should have mentioned the crucial role that Transportation for America played in the network’s conception and inception. We couldn’t have done it without them. T4A’s vision of a national coalition of groups and individuals who can influence transportation policy at the federal level was key […]
Sixty-five elected officials representing a number of California cities are urging California Senator Barbara Boxer to push a new federal transportation bill that reforms spending and puts a focus on public transit, walking and biking, or “21st century needs.” Boxer, as chair of the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, could play a […]
No More War Will Save Billions; Obama Sees Money for Roads and Rail? (ChicagoTrib) Focus Shifts Away From High Speed Rail to Repairing Failing Infrastructure (PRI) Transportation Investment at Risk This Election Season (TransportPolitic) State of the Union’s Mass Transit: Not Good (HuffPo) Social Equity Will Affect Funding for Transportation Under New DOT Rule (BusinessWeek) […]
As Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) prepare to unveil a new climate change measure that includes a tax on motor fuels, eight of their colleagues are urging the trio not to forget local transportation planning — and warning that any new gas tax should be used to help pay […]