With sales soaring post-pandemic, car dealers are ready to party. (New York Times)
A Bay Area group is trying to integrate the region’s notoriously fractured transit system, which has 27 different agencies. (Transit Center)
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed budget emphasizes safer streets, with millions in funding for more traffic cameras, crossing guards, traffic enforcement, bike lanes and transit. (Washington Post)
The Federal Transit Administration has recommended San Antonio’s first bus rapid transit line for $158 million in funding. (San Antonio Report)
L.A.’ new Crenshaw/LAX light rail line is nearly complete. (NBC Los Angeles)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law guaranteeing Uber and Lyft drivers a minimum wage, but also preserving their classification as contractors rather than employees. (Reuters)
Shipping delays have put off the launch of Lime’s bike-share in Charleston. (Post and Courier)
A Salt Lake City man has fought for 16 years to try to get a sidewalk fixed. (KUTV)
Guerilla urbanists are covertly painting crosswalks at Los Angeles intersections. (NPR)
Since e-scooters are silent, U.K. researchers are working on developing a signature sound that would alert blind pedestrians when they’re approaching. The trick is, it has to be somewhat annoying, but not too much. (The Guardian)
After touring the Detroit Auto Show yesterday with fellow lawmakers, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) took one question yesterday: Why are Democrats not pursuing a federal gas tax hike, given its potential to cut carbon emissions and its support from auto industry players aiming to stoke demand for efficient cars? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) […]
Any proposal to fund new U.S. infrastructure investment by taxing financial transactions — such as Rep. Pete DeFazio’s (D-OR) bill taxing Wall Street oil speculators — would require international participation to prevent the trades in question from migrating overseas, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said today. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Photo: MoniqueMonicat) As House Democrats […]
Despite the anti-tax rhetoric of this round of elections, there’s been a little flurry of support for raising the gas tax lately. Two senators just proposed bumping it by 25 cents to replenish the highway trust fund. And the co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform included a gas tax hike in its […]
We’re going to see a lot of stories about Donald Trump and infrastructure in the next few months, and this reporting will be heavily influenced by a message that has been honed and perfected by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It will be important to see through these arguments and view the Trump infrastructure plan with clear eyes.
Trump advisor Steve Bannon's comments to the Hollywood Reporter about infrastructure are worth a closer look. It helps explain why Democrats like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are making a grave mistake when they line up to help Trump implement this plan.
The problem seems simple enough: The federal transportation program is going broke because Washington has allowed the gas tax to be eroded by inflation for more than 20 years. As obvious as raising the gas tax may be, America’s political leaders won’t touch it. Yesterday, The Hill reported that Congressman Bill Shuster, chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is ruling out […]