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Secretary Buttiegieg and his team just gave sustainable transportation advocates a lot to smile about. Image: Gage Skidmore, CC

Advocates Praise 'Inspired' RAISE Grantee List

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Last Friday, the U.S. DOT wowed sustainable transportation advocates with its list of grantees for the RAISE discretionary grant program, which will funnel $1 billion dollars into transportation capital and planning projects across America — and stoked optimism for how the agency would spend the historic $100 billion in discretionary funding it just won with the passage of the latest infrastructure bill.
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Drivers Stole 20% of Bike/Walk Dollars Last Year

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An entire fifth of the largest pot of federal money that’s explicitly promised to active transportation users was actually given to drivers last year — and advocates say it’s critical that we support a package of legislation that makes it harder for states to rob people who walk and roll to pay people who pilot automobiles, while also expanding the pie.
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Mass. Gets New Complete Streets Criteria

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While many state highway bureaucracies treat bike, pedestrian, and transit infrastructure as an afterthought, new MassDOT highway engineering guidelines will require traffic engineers to include sidewalks, crosswalks, bus stops, and high-quality bike facilities when they design upgrades for the Commonwealth’s major roadways. In a directive adopted in January 2020, MassDOT formally adopted three new “controlling […]