America's midcentury freeway revolts never really stopped — and now, the advocates behind them are joining forces to create what may be the largest organized national effort to prioritize communities over highways yet.
Most programs favored by sustainable transportation advocates have survived negotiations over the massive social infrastructure package that's held up the country's transportation ambitions for months — though a few of them have gotten a little skinnier.
A leading advocacy group is calling for the removal of 15 urban highways built on land from which millions of BIPOC residents were forcibly displaced — including the site of the Tulsa race massacre of 1921.
Transportation leaders believe President Biden’s $2-trillion infrastructure bill will finally get states to stop splurging federal dollars on freeway projects and emissions-enabling concrete superstructures that carve up cities.
One of Texas's most-notorious highway expansion projects is being put on pause, thanks to a U.S. Department of Transportation that's newly committed to mitigating the racist impacts of federally funded transportation projects.