Intercity bus companies are asking for more funding in the upcoming reconciliation bill, and Democratic senators are also seeking $10 billion for transit that was stripped out of the Senate’s bipartisan bill. (Politico)
While some progressives are unhappy about the level of funding allocated to transit in the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is talking it up in visits back home. (Government Technology)
Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey is seeking funding in the reconciliation bill to stormproof Boston subways in the wake of Hurricane Ida flooding. (Boston Globe)
Car-free pedestrian malls mostly failed in the 1970s, but they could still provide a model for today’s “open streets.” (City Lab)
Transit-oriented development makes streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians. (World Bank)
Streetsblog partner Streetfilms made its 1,000 video, on Montreal infrastructure.
More from City Lab: The developers of a car-free Arizona community are offering other transportation options at a discount to lure tenants.
The Oregon Transportation Commission granted preliminary approval to a Rose Quarter plan that involves widening I-5 in Portland but also capping it. (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
Widening I-35 in Austin won’t improve congestion, but it will encourage more driving and more sprawl, and destroy homes and businesses. (Texas Signal)
Everybody jaywalks, but Black people are more likely to be arrested for it in Los Angeles (LAist). The same bias exists in New York City, according to a previous Streetsblog NY investigation.
Maryland officials expect to have a new Purple Line contractor in place by February. (Washington Post)
San Francisco transit leaders are getting onboard Muni to talk to riders about a funding referendum in 2022. (Chronicle)
Las Vegas is seeking input about where to add new bike-share stations downtown. (Fox 5)
Rumors were flying yesterday that a rollout of the Senate transportation bill, or at least a significant announcement about its status, was imminent. Staffers were locked away in meetings, finalizing the last details – or so we hoped. Some said that Democrats and Republicans were still trying to work out some significant issues, and that […]
New House legislation coming out of Peter DeFazio's committee could restore some of what sustainable transportation advocates lost during the negotiations over the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill — without technically breaking President Biden's promises to the GOP.
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee just sent out its outline of their transportation reauthorization bill (which many of us found online hours ago.) In the statement, Ranking Republican James Inhofe (R-OK) said: Today I am pleased join Senator Boxer to announce that we have completed bipartisan negotiations on the highway policies that will be […]
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted unanimously this morning to pass a two-year transportation reauthorization bill, moving the bill one step closer to passage by the full Senate. Unlike in the House, where the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has full responsibility for the transportation bill, the Senate splits jurisdiction among several committees, so […]