Freeway Fighters Digest (week of 11/7)

Lauren MayerWeekly News Digest

Hi all,

Here is what is being said about freeway fighting this week. If you come across any articles, feel free to share and please let me know if you have any questions. *Please note that due to the federal holiday, Friday news items will be included in next week’s edition.

At our last meetup, we decided to make the monthly Freeway Fighters meetup a regularly scheduled meeting. So going forward, our meeting will be on the last Wednesday of the month from 4-5pm ET, starting on Wednesday, November 30th. Add the monthly Zoom meeting to your calendars:

Freeway Fighters news

Opinion: City Hall needs to get engaged with Brent Spence Corridor project November 2022
Two billion eight hundred million dollars. That is the expected cost of the Brent Spence Corridor project.

Walk the Talk: I-35 Corridor Study and Summit Avenue Master Plan | November 5, 2022
Planning for the future of the I-35 corridor in Duluth is underway! 

GUEST APPEARANCE: Pedestrians first — new downtown Geneva designs benefit walkers
Finger Lakes Times November 5, 2022
Past “Guest Appearances” of mine have dealt with topics such as pedestrian bridges, walkability, new urbanism, and complete streets — streets made with people in mind.

‘Reconnecting Communities’ Could Fund Highway Expansions | Planetizen News
Planetizen November 7, 2022
A new federal program aimed at ‘Reconnecting Communities’ divided and displaced by freeway construction could backfire, a coalition of community advocates warns.

Happy birthday, infrastructure law – POLITICO
Politico November 8, 2022
Voters go to the polls tomorrow in what will be a referendum on one-party Democratic rule in Washington. 

How to Include Community Ideas in Urban Development | Planetizen Blogs
Planetizen November 8, 2022
Urban development must support the people and businesses in it. 

CTDOT 5 Year Plan – – Doing It Local
Doing It Local November 8, 2022
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has finalized and published its five-year Capital Plan, after receiving and incorporating public input in February 2022.

High Stakes for Transportation in Governors Races – Route Fifty
Route Fifty November 8, 2022
The candidates for governor in Tuesday’s election could reshape transportation policy in state capitols around the country, affecting the future of gas tax rates, transit service, highway expansion and the roll-out of the federal infrastructure law.

10 reasons for building a better highway – CommonWealth Magazine
CommonWealth Magazine November 9, 2022
FOR US, the Allston interchange is more than a highway project.

Hays, Travis counties spar over potential SH 45 road project | Community Impact
Community Impact November 10, 2022
With the Austin metro poised as one of the areas with the most growth between 2020-21, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the influx of residents is only adding to the rush hour traffic; and with the majority of cities in Hays County dubbed “bedroom communities,” local leaders are searching for ways to add more infrastructure to the area to meet capacity needs.