The U.S. DOT is now accepting applications for $1.5 billion in grants to rebuild roads and build new rail lines, bike and bus lanes, trails and greenspace. (Reuters)
Curbed gives mixed but mostly positive marks to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s new road safety plan.
A Pittsburgh bridge collapse (WFSB) underscores the need for a fix-it-first policy (Streetsblog USA). Incidentally, a crash on that same bridge turned Streetsblog SF‘s Roger Rudick into a transportation safety advocate.
The demolition of I-81 in Syracuse is also an opportunity to replace public housing with a mixed-income, mixed-use neighborhood (CNU Public Square). Similarly, Massachusetts’ upzoning near transit stations will help address Boston’s affordable housing crisis (Commonwealth).
A new report recommends redesigning and modernizing the D.C. Metro’s bus system. (Washington Post)
Despite setbacks and pushback from motorists, Buffalo is moving forward on new bike and pedestrian infrastructure. (Buffalo News)
Parking fines are set to rise in Denver this month to discourage drivers from blocking bike and bus lanes. (Denver Post)
Tucson is considering leaving the region’s transportation authority over concerns that it’s underrepresented and its projects are underfunded. (Arizona Public Media)
A Nashville memorial honored the 38 pedestrians killed by drivers there last year. (Tennessean)
Snow-covered sidewalks are making it impossible for mobility-impaired Cleveland residents to get around. (WKYC)
A former Uber driver is biking to all 50 state capitals in a year. (Fox News)
After announcing $130 million in new streetcar grants in December, the Obama administration received more than $1.1 billion in applications, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) chief Peter Rogoff told lawmakers today — offering more evidence of the growing local enthusiasm for competitive transportation funding that began with the stimulus law’s TIGER grant program. New Orleans, above, […]
The winners of $1.5 billion in merit-based transportation stimulus grants through the program known as TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) will be announced on or perhaps even before February 17, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood confirmed this week. A rendering of Phoenix’s SkyTrain, which has applied for TIGER aid to link light rail with the […]
It’s shaping up to be anything but a quiet winter for the U.S. DOT, with $9.5 billion in grants for clean transportation set for release to the winners of two highly competitive contests for federal aid. (Image: Treehugger) Federal Railroad Administrator Joe Szabo announced today that his agency would release all $8 billion of the […]
Even as much of official Washington pauses for the holiday weekend, the congressional winds keep shifting in favor of a job-creation bill that aims to front-load infrastructure spending between next year and the 2012 election. A rendering of the proposed Moynihan Station (Photo: The Real Deal) In Minnesota this week, reporters heard House transportation committee […]
Interstate 81 stretches for 846 miles through six states — New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee — and serves as a crucial corridor for freight traffic. But crucial doesn’t mean safe or enjoyable, and I-81 is an undisputed hotbed of traffic accidents. The safety and freight challenge that is I-81. (Photo: WaPo) […]