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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...

“Getting Protected: How Do We Secure Transportation Systems in a Hyper-Connected World?” Centennial Recap

On May 7, 2021, the Colonial Pipeline ceased all production to contain a virtual threat from damaging pipeline operations. The sudden...

Former NACTO President Hutcheson Replaces Joshi at FMCSA

With Meera Joshi headed to New York City to be a Deputy Mayor, it was announced this week that Robin Hutcheson will be replacing Joshi...

FTA Gives Hudson River Tunnel Medium-High Rating As Cost Increases Another $558 Million

The Federal Transit Administration announced yesterday that it has given new or updated project ratings to six proposed transit...

Cost of Driving Drives Cost of Living Increases

Earlier this week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that inflation, as measured in their Consumer Price Index, was 7.0 percent...

“What Does Equity in Transportation Actually Mean?” Centennial Recap

Over the last two years of the pandemic, millions of essential workers, long identified as those most vulnerable during the pandemic,...

FTA Advances 2nd Avenue Subway Extension but Says MTA Has Much Work to Do on Financing

Yesterday, the Federal Transit Administration notified New York that Phase II of the 2nd Avenue Subway extension has been advanced to...

New York’s transit agency is its lifeblood. The pandemic puts its future at a crossroads

“It’s hard to overstate the challenges that transit around the country has been facing as a result of COVID,” said Robert...

Albuquerque’s bus system starts zero-fare experiment for 2022

More American cities are thinking about their transit systems that way, according to Robert Puentes, who heads up the ENO Center for...

Congestion pricing can be equitable, if done right

“Singapore, London, and Stockholm each saw drops in vehicle emissions after congestion pricing was introduced”—in these cases,...

Wheels of Fortune: A Centennial Institute Recap

While reforming surface transportation funding and financing is an evergreen topic in federal Washington, major events over the last...

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