Issue Brief By measuring congestion as a reduction in vehicle speed, the U.S. Department of Transportation will penalize states and regions that invest in public transportation—especially traditional bus and bus rapid transit systems.
Issue Brief Rapid advances in technology, including mobile applications that facilitate ridesharing, are transforming surface transportation with the potential to expand transit ridership, social equity, and access to opportunity.
Local leaders must begin to review long-range transportation, housing, and community development plans to take advantage of the revolution occurring in infrastructure.
The water crisis in Flint was both foreseeable and preventable; Congress must ensure this never happens again by increasing infrastructure funding and strengthening oversight.
Kevin DeGood argues that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan should prioritize cost-beneficial investments that will bring real benefits to the state over the so-called maglev train.
Issue Brief The Northern Beltline in Birmingham, Alabama, is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.
Issue Brief Wisconsin State Highway 23 is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.
Issue Brief The Gulf Coast Parkway is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.
Senate highway authorization fails to make needed reforms to reduce congestion, improve overall system performance, or direct federal funds flow to projects that will provide the greatest return on investment.
The House transportation appropriations bill would roll back essential safety regulations and cut core infrastructure programs, harming America’s competitiveness and mobility.
Issue Brief Amtrak is a valuable national asset that requires proper federal investment if it is to meet the country’s future transportation and economic development needs.
Issue Brief Given the magnitude of the changes that privatizing the operation of air traffic controls would bring about—in aviation governance; industry taxation; and potentially, safety—proponents must be able to show that benefits will clearly exceed costs.
In a never-ending quest to shrink government, conservatives continue to advance specious arguments that are harmful to federal funding for public transportation.