Rail Problem: House GOP Wants to Undermine Trains Exactly When We Need Them MostBy Aaron Short | | No Comments
The future of interstate rail travel is in jeopardy if the White House caves to House Republican spending cuts as part of the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations, advocates say.
Scooter Companies Talk Best Practices (Though Low Speed Limits May Be Counter-Productive)By Aaron Short | | No Comments
Micromobility companies want more Americans to ditch their cars for emissions-free travel — and to make it happen, they say cities must adopt policies that will entice people to use electric scooters and bikes.
Biden’s Electric Vehicle Charging Initiative is Simply Not Going to Solve America’s Car or Climate ProblemBy Aaron Short | | No Comments
President Biden's plan to build a multi-billion dollar network of charging hubs for electric vehicles is misguided, advocates say, because whether the cars are running on fossil fuels or electricity, our nation cannot drive its way out of the climate crisis.
Feds Finally Using Highway Money to Tear Down HighwaysBy Aaron Short | | No Comments
“This stretch of I-375 cuts like a gash through the neighborhood, one of many examples I have seen in communities across the country where a piece of infrastructure has become a barrier,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said.
D.C. SUV Owners Will Finally Pay Much More to DriveBy Aaron Short | | No Comments
The era of big government vehicle is over.
Report: Bigger Bike Budgets Boost the BoomBy Aaron Short | | No Comments
The Biden administration should pour billions of dollars into a variety of bike projects because the investment will generate thousands of jobs while also obviously greening the way Americans get around, advocates said this week, citing a new report on the economic benefits of cycling investments.
Senate Transport Bill Causes Pileup for White House Climate GoalsBy Aaron Short | | No Comments
A Senate proposal to shovel hundreds of billions of dollars into new freeways will wipe out the Biden administration’s goal of halving carbon emissions by 2030.
U.S. DOT Must Do Better for Peds, Cyclists, Taxpayers: ReportBy Aaron Short | | No Comments
The U.S. Department of Transportation has not set goals or tracked the performance of 90 traffic safety activities making it difficult to improve them or determining whether they work at all, a congressional watchdog found.
Q&A: Eric Jacobsen on How Cars Make us LonelierBy Aaron Short | | No Comments
The author of "Three Pieces of Glass" shows how the phone, the TV and the car windshield make us so damn unhappy.
Nominee Buttigieg Vows To Dismantle ‘Racist’ FreewaysBy Aaron Short | | No Comments
“It’s disproportionately Black and brown neighborhoods that were divided by highway projects because they didn’t have the political capital to resist,” Buttigieg said on Sunday. "We have a chance to get that right.”
State DOTs Want More Money, Fewer RegulationsBy Aaron Short | | No Comments
AASHTO-ld you so! State DOT association wants the same funding for highway construction — and no provisions to make roads safer.
Trump Administration Keeps Hands Off Self-Driving CarsBy Aaron Short | | No Comments
At the annual Las Vegas tech geek fest on Wednesday, USDOT Secretary Elaine Chao refused to put a leash on driverless car technology.