Just over a year into his mayoralty, Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel continues to show impressive leadership on transportation issues. His latest initiative is a $7 billion infrastructure plan that includes funds for everything from sewers to surface transit to parks. While urban leaders around the country have been sounding the alarm about underfunding infrastructure, Emanuel is sending a […]
A massive expansion of bike and transit infrastructure. Congestion pricing to keep traffic jams in check. A new transportation proposal from the District Department of Transportation, moveDC, would transform the way people get around America’s capital. The plan is just a plan at this point, but Dan Malouff at Greater Greater Washington says moveDC has got it […]
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Kansas City is considering an $800 million bond to repair infrastructure. Before any shovels get in the ground, the advocacy group BikeWalkKC wants to lay down some ground rules to ensure the investment is well-spent.
Tomorrow, Atlanta residents go to the voting booth to decide on a $250 million bond package for infrastructure. The measure comes a few years after voters refused a 1 percent sales tax hike to fund infrastructure projects around the region. Darin Givens at ATL Urbanist was curious about what approval of the measure would mean for biking […]