The end of walking, federal funds for bikes, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Boston’s Boom, bikes & pedestrians, federal fund, and more in today’s News & Notes.
The Atlantic Cities: What Real Respect for Bicyclists Looks Like Drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians all compete for space and safety on the streets and roads of the world’s cities and suburbs. It’s a contentious and sometimes ugly coexistence, which is why so many government agencies and advocacy groups periodically mount public-awareness campaigns with messages like “share the road” or “don’t …
At DOT, we know that America’s transportation infrastructure is in need of attention, while construction workers across the country remain eager to get back on the job repairing, replacing, and modernizing our roads, rails, and runways. Over the last decade, Congress has set aside $473 million in transportation funds that were never spent. These idle earmarks have sat on the …
The Obama administration is making nearly half a billion dollars in unspent highway funds available to states that promise to use the money to create jobs and improve transportation. A White House official says Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will announce Friday that more than $470 million will be made immediately available for projects such as repairing crumbling roads and bridges. …
When the Feds give you $3 million, use it wisely. Providence Station needs to be a vibrant urban space for Providence.
A guest post by Barry Schiller raises questions about our ability to the proposed streetcar system in Providence.
FRA announces funding for New England high speed rail projects including work at Kingston and Providence Stations.
Rhode Island receives federal funds for mixed-use planning in Warwick, bridge repairs, and jobs training in the highway construction industry.
Rhode Island is awarded $28 million for improvements at Kingston and Providence rail stations.