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State DOTs Spend Even More Money on Highway Expansions Than We Thought

Advocate knew states would go on a highway widening binge when the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed — but they didn't know it would be quite this bad.

February 22, 2024

Freeway Fighters: ‘Stop the Highway-Expansion Madness,’ New Coalition Demands

"Endless highway expansions are pulling our country into an environmental, budgetary, and public health crisis," the letter states.

February 6, 2024

2023 Was the Year of Metro Freeway Widening

Metro quietly finished work on two 5 Freeway widening mega-projects, and started work on widening the 57/60, 91, and 605 - while continuing work on numerous widenings under construction — plus planning future mega-widenings.

December 27, 2023

Freeway Math: How Governments Decide a Harmful Highway Is ‘Worth It’

A massive interstate highway project promises do deliver billions of dollars in public "benefits." But a local advocacy group says that it's all based on bad math.

December 14, 2023

Calif. Using ‘Auxiliary Lane’ Freeway Widening Loophole for Non-Aux Lane Projects

Beyond just using harmful loopholes legally, Metro and Caltrans deceptively bypass environmental regulations in order to keep on widening freeways.

December 8, 2023

Highway Boondoggles 2023: Salt Lake Shenanigans

Plans for a major freeway expansion based on over-inflated traffic projections are a wrongheaded way to deal with the region’s rapid population growth.

November 22, 2023

Highway Boondoggles 2023: The Pain in Maine Falls Mainly in … Gorham

Here's a self-defeating new highway that will merely exacerbate suburban sprawl — reinforcing the very conditions that are causing the traffic problems in the first place!

November 16, 2023

Highway Boondoggles 2023: This Year’s Poster Children for Bad Projects

Once again, transportation funds that could be used to repair streets, roads and bridges are instead diverted into costly, damaging highway expansion projects. Here's this year's list of the worst of the worst.

November 9, 2023

The Nation’s Biggest Anti-Highway Rally In History Is Happening in Texas This Weekend

This Sunday, rally to stop one of the worst highway boondoggles of all!

November 3, 2023

The I-35 Expansion in Austin, Texas Shows Why States Should Never Control Their Own Environmental Review Process

A little-known loophole in federal law allows states like Texas to rubber-stamp their own environmental reviews — even when the projects they're reviewing are harmful highway boondoggles.

October 30, 2023