Cancellation of CT Bond Projects is Blow to Pedestrian, Cycling, and Downtown Efforts

Last week, Governor Rell canceled nearly $390 million in unallocated bonding funds as a way to pare down Connecticut’s anticipated $500 million deficit for this fiscal year. These cancellations only impacted projects that had been authorized by the State Bond Commission but had not been funded for five years or longer. Of the cuts, […]

New Jerseyans Concerned Over State's Coming Transportation Crisis

According to a new Monmouth University poll, nearly all New Jersey residents believe that having money for transportation is important, and over 70% are concerned about the impending bankruptcy of the state’s Transportation Trust Fund, the primary source of funding for state transportation projects. But only half of state residents have heard anything about […]

Americans Moving Greener, New Federal Data Shows

Americans are walking, cycling, and taking transit more. (Percentages do not add up to 100% — not all modes are included in this chart.)

Americans are making a significantly higher share of daily trips on transit, on foot, and by bicycle, according to newly released data from the Federal Highway Administration. Together, walking […]

NJ Future's Redevelopment Forum is Soon [Updated]

[Update: This event will now take place on March 19.]

This Friday is New Jersey Future’s Redevelopment Forum, one of the state’s largest events for municipalities, developers, and advocates interested in smart growth.  The event’s keynote speaker is Shelly Poticha, the Senior Advisor for Sustainable Housing and Communities at the US Department of […]

Students -- Not State -- Showing Leadership on MTA School Fares

The cost of providing free NYC student MetroCards is shared by the MTA, city, and state. But the MTA's share of the cost has grown over the years, and the state dropped its share to nearly nothing in 2009.

At tomorrow’s MTA board meeting, New York City students will ask to meet with […]

Jobs Bill Has Uncertain Ramifications For Transit

A federal jobs bill could help support needed investment in transit projects and service across the country.

With the one-year anniversary of the federal stimulus last week, policymakers and advocates have cited infrastructure-related job creation numbers in support of a transportation-heavy “jobs bill.”  Only 6% of the original stimulus ($46 billion out of […]

Major Fare Increases Coming to NJ Transit, Agency Head Suggests

Commuters packed Wednesday's NJ Transit board meeting to testify against fare hikes.

The grim ramifications of Gov. Christie’s plan to slash NJ Transit funds are becoming clearer.  New NJ Transit executive director James Weinstein acknowledged that a 20-30% fare increase and a “4% service cut” could be on the way, speaking at an […]

Rail Mirage May Endanger CT Busway Project

The Hartford-New Britain busway (shown in red) will do more than link two cities. Buses from many destinations will use the busway for parts of their routes (shown in green), providing benefits to places like Bishop's Corner and Waterbury (detail shown here; click for full image).

Are Connecticut officials going to miss out […]

Moynihan Station, Philadelphia Trails Are Region's TIGER Winners

A rendering of one of the entrances to be built as part of Moynihan Station's first phase.

To much fanfare, USDOT announced the winners of the stimulus’ TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants yesterday, with two coming to our region.

New York City’s Moynihan Station project to convert the Farley Post Office […]

NYC Public Advocate Planning Actions on Student Passes

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NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is mobilizing parents and straphangers in defense of the city’s endangered free student MetroCards. His office is seeking volunteers to hand out flyers at over 20 subway stations between 7am and 9:30am tomorrow, Thursday, February 18. The flyers will ask recipients to call Gov. Paterson […]