A new federal "megagrant" program will fund major safety and transit projects that have been at the top of sustainable transportation advocates' wishlists for years ... along with business-as-usual highway expansion projects that could negate those mega-gains.
In spite of the city's pressing housing shortage and ambitious climate goals, which call for fewer cars on Boston's streets, project approvals for 2022 include more parking and less housing compared to 2021.
It's a story that will likely be repeated all over the country as cash-strapped transit systems have to figure out what to do as federal Covid relief money dries up ... and riders have not fully returned.
This week, Colin Parent, executive director of Circulate San Diego, comes on the program to talk about his new report, "Fast Bus! How San Diego Can Make Progress by Speeding Up the Bus." That title should say it all!