Here is what is being said about the Highways to Boulevards movement this week. If you come across any articles, feel free to share and please let me know if you have any questions.
Highways to Boulevards news
Streetsblog USA February 12, 2022
After the Biden administration told states that they should spend federal transportation dollars on projects that put safety, sustainability, equity, and road repair first, two top Republican senators have told GOP governors to ignore the guidelines and spend the money any way they want.
Planetizen February 14, 2022
As the Biden administration prepares to distribute billions in infrastructure funding to state and local agencies, Brad Plumer writes, some experts caution that the funds could inadvertently worsen climate change by supporting road widening and construction projects.
Pressconnects February 15, 2022
Outside of the expenses to build the web of thoroughfares and highways post-World War II, many of these roadways have torn the fabric out of many Black, Hispanic and immigrant communities — razing churches, paving over green spaces, and buttressing segregation.
USNews.com February 16, 2022
Communities torn apart by racism and ‘renewal’ are slowly learning how to heal.
The Boston Globe February 16, 2022
Democratic state Rep. Lauren Carson’s constituents in Newport care about fixing crumbling roads and bridges. But living on Aquidneck Island, they also care about climate change.
The B1M February 17, 2022
The Federal-Aid Highway Act of the 1950s laid the groundwork for the backbone of American transportation today.
Natural Resources Council of Maine February 17, 2022
Maine’s transportation system is largely focused on moving cars quickly from point A to point B. But this focus risks missing the point entirely—and serves to create congestion, cost, and carbon pollution.
KDBC February 18, 2022
The El Paso County Commissioners Court will be given a review of the I-10 Segment 2 (Downtown) Expansion Proposal in Draft El Paso MPO MTP in Thursday’s meeting.
The Providence Journal February 18, 2022
Climate activists are skeptical of Rhode Island’s plans for the windfall of federal transportation dollars provided by last year’s bipartisan infrastructure bill.
The Pew Charitable Trusts February 18, 2022
State and local leaders from both parties are at odds with the Biden administration over how billions of dollars in new infrastructure money should be spent.