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One of the Infrastructure Plan’s Biggest Winners Is the Pavement You Drive On

Last April, after Mr. Biden unveiled a jobs plan that prioritized rebuilding roads and bridges, transportation groups began...

Guest Op-Ed: What Would a Land Value Tax Mean for Transportation?

Transportation  drives the American economy. It determines the costs of trade, the ease of accessing services, and the...

Guest Op-Ed: Reimagining Communal Growth After COVID-19

The United States was built upon a foundation of social and economic inequalities whose echoes are still felt nationwide to this day....

Centennial Anthology: A Collection of Essays and Ideas

Coming Out of the Crisis: A Look Past the Pandemic  The pandemic isn’t quite behind us, but every day the contours of the new...

Indianapolis looks to mass transit project to spur development in low-income area

“If done right, they do have the chance to be transformative,” Puentes said. “The Indianapolis project is one that a lot of...

Guest Op-Ed: Protecting Pedestrians, Our Most Vulnerable Road Users

Our roads are filled with all kinds of users. We see trucks and cars, of course. We also see motorcycles, bicycles, and increasing...

House WMATA Hearing Casts Blame for Faulty Cars, Looks at Long-Term Funding Issues

The House Government Operations Subcommittee held a hearing on February 9 to conduct oversight of the DC-area transit system, the...

Guest Op-Ed: Fairer Fares, Increased Ridership: Using Reduced Fare Programs as a Tool for Equitable Recovery

In March 2020, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a few civic-minded New York City residents created CoronaMetro, a platform for...

House Spins Wheels Reviewing Autonomous Vehicle Technology

KITT, Herbie, the Batmobile – autonomous vehicles (AVs) have captured the public imagination for decades. Now, they’ve captured the...

FTA Releases Part-Year Transit Formula Funding for FY 2022 Under CR

The Federal Transit Administration yesterday released $5.9 billion in partial-year aid to transit providers for fiscal year 2022 from...

USDOT Releases New National Road Safety Strategy

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation released a new "National Roadway Safety Strategy" document that expresses a new "Safe...

Op-Ed: Better Infrastructure Spending Needs Better Institutions

Like so many deeply involved in transportation issues, I greeted the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act with great enthusiasm. The...

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