Posts tagged with 'federal funding'
How Prepared Are US Cities to Implement the Justice40 Initiative?
How Prepared Are US Cities to Implement the Justice40 Initiative?
As hubs of talent and innovation, American cities are uniquely positioned to fight climate change and improve the health, economy and well-being of their residents. The Biden administration’s Justice40 Initiative and funding available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provide rare ...
8 Ways US States and Cities Can Create an EV Charging Network
8 Ways US States and Cities Can Create an EV Charging Network
Electric vehicles (EVs) are on the rise in the United States. The Biden administration aims for 50% of new light-duty vehicle sales to be zero-emission by 2030. Some states have even more ambitious targets, like California, Massachusetts and New York, which plan to reach 100% new ...
Why Mexico Needs a Federal Funding Program for Semiformal Transport
Why Mexico Needs a Federal Funding Program for Semiformal Transport
In cities around the world, the sudden and sustained drop in public transport ridership during COVID-19 has caused a financial and operational crisis for both large public transport agencies and semiformal service providers. In most places, existing business models and ...
How to Help Your Community Fund Electric School Buses in the US
How to Help Your Community Fund Electric School Buses in the US
The benefits of electric school buses are clear, and communities across the United States are eager to get on board. What’s more, many of the advantages of electric school buses are even more consequential for low-income and underserved school communities, ...
The State of Electric School Bus Adoption in the US
The State of Electric School Bus Adoption in the US
Editor’s Note: This article was updated in June 2022 to present key findings from WRI’s new dataset tracking electric school bus adoption in the United States. To the best of our knowledge, these statistics are up to date as of March 31, ...
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 ...
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