Since 1982, federal transportation funding has been governed by the "80-20 split," which restricts the federal Department of Transportation from spending more than 20 percent of its Highway Trust Fund money on transit projects, leaving the majority of federal funding for highway projects.
By the looks of it, my humble hometown of Washington, DC is winning the transit space race. The region currently has 45 transit projects either planned or underway — and one that’s stalled. You may have heard of the Silver Line to Dulles Airport, but a new map from Reconnecting America proves that that’s just […]
Foxx, GOP Senator Push for Bipartisanship on Transpo Funding (The Hill) Blumenthal: Hold Railroads Accountable for Not Meeting Safety Tech Deadline (NH Register) Christie Officially Pledges Against Gas Tax Hike for Jersey (NJ Spotlight) Insiders Offer Game Plan for Congress to Get Serious With Transpo Funding (Politico) Crowdfunding Can Be a Faster Path to Urban Projects Like […]
There’s been a lot of analysis and explanation of how bad the House transportation bill is from a policy standpoint. This proposal takes sound transportation policy, covers it with oil, sets it on fire, and then dances on the ashes. It’s also important to remember this transportation bill would make life worse for millions of […]
As Streetsblog Capitol Hill reported yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) offered amendments striking money for more than 20 transit projects from the bill that funds the U.S. DOT next year. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (Photo: Reuters via MediaBistro) The individual amendments have yet to come to a vote, but earlier today the Senate defeated a […]