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Planning Updates from the States

New York Governor’s Infrastructure Plans Raise Funding Questions

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo and members of his administration have spent the last 10 days traveling the state, announcing infrastructure programs Cuomo hopes will cast him as a builder along the lines of Robert Moses.

Ohio Transportation Planners Call for More Funds to Maintain Roads

  • The region’s transportation planners would like to convince Ohio’s political leaders to change how they spend money on roads and bridges.

No Plans for National Regulations for Driverless Cars

  • United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Thursday said there are no plans for national legislation to regulate self-driving vehicles, and that those decisions are still best made on the state-by-state level.
PLANNING

Massive Document Outlines Southern Nevada’s Future Transportation Needs

  • You’ve heard about all those big-ticket items that are a part of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada’s Transportation Investment Business Plan.
FUNDING

House Dems Want States to Test Gas Tax Alternatives

  • A pair of House Democrats is pushing the Obama administration to allow states to search for alternatives to the 18.4 cents per gallon gas tax that is currently used to finance federal transportation projects.
ROADWAYS
  • As the N.C. Department of Transportation defends the Interstate 77 toll lanes, the state is making new arguments about why the controversial project should move forward, including that it would be a boon to transit.
  • After a busy holiday weekend, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) announced today that CDOT’s operational improvements in the mountain corridor helped travelers avoid congestion during several record-setting traffic counts in the high country.
TRANSIT

When Rail Transit Reshapes the Metropolitan Divides

  • The sharp distinctions between “city” and “suburb” no longer apply, and in a number of U.S. cities, the nature of the public transportation network has played a role in erasing those boundaries.