Posts tagged with 'federal funding'
TheCityFix Picks, February 24: A New BRT in Chicago, Satellite Cities in China, Road Signs in Turkey
TheCityFix Picks, February 24: A New BRT in Chicago, Satellite Cities in China, Road Signs in Turkey
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Research Recap, January 23: Crime Influences Travel, Beijing Air Pollution, Unexpected Road Safety Risks
Research Recap, January 23: Crime Influences Travel, Beijing Air Pollution, Unexpected Road Safety Risks
Crime’s Influence on Travel Modes The Mineta Transportation Institute published a free report studying how neighborhood crime affects the way people choose their travel mode. The report finds that high crime neighborhoods tend to discourage residents from walking or riding ...
Life on the Line: Chronicling the Lives of Public Transit Commuters
Life on the Line: Chronicling the Lives of Public Transit Commuters
The Boston Globe has been chronicling the life of commuters on one of Boston’s most important public transit lines, Bus 19. The stories are sobering and humbling, providing context into the lives of those who depend on public transportation to reach work, ...
Senate Approves Federal Funding for Commuter Rail Tunnel Between NY and NJ
Senate Approves Federal Funding for Commuter Rail Tunnel Between NY and NJ
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved a funding measure that includes a minimum of $15 million for Amtrak to begin design and engineering measures on a proposed railroad tunnel project to connect New Jersey and New York. The Gateway Tunnel project, ...
President Obama Urges Congress to Extend Surface Transport Bill
President Obama Urges Congress to Extend Surface Transport Bill
Today, President Obama urged Congress to pass a clean extension of the nation’s surface transportation bill. If not extended, the bill will expire on September 30, taking with it funding for mass transit systems, as well as shutting down bridge ...
New Report: Tax on Oil and Gas Key to Improved U.S. Transportation
New Report: Tax on Oil and Gas Key to Improved U.S. Transportation
The Carnegie Endowment’s Leadership Initiative on Transportation Solvency released a new report on political measures that could fund and fix the transportation program in the United States. The report is written under the leadership of former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley, ...
New Report: The Role of Driving in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Oil Consumption
New Report: The Role of Driving in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Oil Consumption
A new report, “The Role of Driving in Reducing GHG Emissions and Oil Consumption: Recommendations for Federal Transportation Policy,” explores future U.S. transportation scenarios to evaluate how the U.S. can reduce oil consumption and cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through ...
Funding Transport: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships
Funding Transport: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships
Two U.S. Congressmen want to bring competitive bidding and private sector involvement into building new high-speed rail for the country. The bill proposed  by Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), the chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Rep. Bill Schuster (R-Pa.), ...
America Fast Forward: Innovating Transportation
America Fast Forward: Innovating Transportation
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa visited Washington, D.C. yesterday to garner support for a national expansion of his 30/10 transportation initiative, called America Fast Forward. In November 2008, two-thirds of Los Angeles County voters approved Measure R, an initiative committing a half-cent ...
What Spirit of Giving? U.S. Government Considers Cutbacks in Transit Benefits
What Spirit of Giving? U.S. Government Considers Cutbacks in Transit Benefits
Many Americans may face higher commuting costs after the New Year if the government chooses not to extend its transit and parking benefits that were increased as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Benefits would return to previous ...
Another U.S. Federal Agency on Board with Sustainable Transport
Another U.S. Federal Agency on Board with Sustainable Transport
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Transportation…and now Health and Human Services, all lining up behind sustainable transportation goals? Could this be true? It could, and it is. The U.S. Department of Health ...
Voinovich and Other Lawmakers: Let’s Get to Work on Reauthorization
Voinovich and Other Lawmakers: Let’s Get to Work on Reauthorization
On the heels of Senator George Voinovich’s announcement earlier this week that the Senate will take up the long-term reauthorization of the U.S. transportation bill this year, Voinovich (R-OH) and several colleagues gathered at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, ...
Moving through the Recession, Part 2: Service Cuts Continue
Moving through the Recession, Part 2: Service Cuts Continue
This is the second installment of TheCityFix’s series Moving through the Recession, which explores how the worldwide economic slowdown has impacted transportation systems and users locally, nationally and internationally.
HUD and DOT Announce Partnership for Livable Communities Through Sustainable Transport
HUD and DOT Announce Partnership for Livable Communities Through Sustainable Transport
Heard via the NRDC Switchboard: March 18, 2008 WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a new partnership to help American families gain ...
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