Boston Has a Choice Between Two Transportation FuturesBy Matt Casale and Gideon Weissman | | No Comments
Unlike some other projects in this report, there is no escaping the need for major investment in transportation infrastructure in this section of Boston. The question is how.
Highway Boondoggles 2020: S.E. Connector, TexasBy Marc Caswell and Gideon Weissman | | No Comments
This $1.6-billion project would also use valuable state resources even as basic transit needs in Fort Worth go unmet.
Highway Boondoggles 2020: M-CORES, FloridaBy Gideon Weissman and Marc Caswell | | No Comments
Despite $1 billion in budget cuts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida's 2020-21 budget still includes $90 million for this boondoggle, which could threaten the endangered Florida panther with extinction.
Highway Boondoggles 2020: I-526 Extension in S.C.By Marc Caswell and Gideon Weissman | | No Comments
The I-526 extension would have minimal impact on travel times, saving drivers mere seconds at the expense of the region's protected wetlands.
Highway Boondoggles 2020: Birmingham’s Northern BeltlineBy Gideon Weissman and Matt Casale | | No Comments
The $5.3-billion project is a 52-mile, six-lane expressway that's almost entirely reliant on intermittent and insufficient federal funding, and scheduled to take at least 40 years to complete.
Highway Boondoggles 2020: Illinois’s I-57 InterchangeBy Gideon Weissman and Marc Caswell | | No Comments
Illinois officials have budgeted $206 million for a new interchange on I-57 that would take drivers onto a road through undeveloped farmland 44 miles south of Chicago in Will County, Illinois.
Meet 2020’s Worst Highway Boondoggles: The Loop 1604 Expansion, TexasBy Gideon Weissman and Matt Casale | | No Comments
Estimated cost: $1.36 billion
Meet 2020’s Worst Highway Boondoggles: The Cincinnati Eastern BypassBy Gideon Weissman and Matt Casale | | No Comments
The project would also lead to more driving and more pollution. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet found that the project is likely to increase the number of vehicles traveling in the area by thousands of trips per day.
Can COVID-19 Finally Kill the Highway Boondoggle?By Gideon Weissman and Matt Casale | | No Comments
America was already faced with the need to make critical transportation investments. And then COVID-19 hit, upending travel patterns and undercutting the traditional sources of government transportation revenue.
Op Ed: We Shouldn’t Fix Some “Crumbling” HighwaysBy Gideon Weissman | | No Comments
Americans shouldn't have to choose between building endless new highway miles and endlessly fixing the roads that destroy our places — because there are a lot of highways that deserve to be decommissioned.
Boondoggle: Virginia’s Unlovable I-81 ExpansionBy Gideon Weissman and Matt Casale | | No Comments
Officials have pointed to safety as a key reason for the need to expand the highway. Yet, in 2010, state officials raised speed limits to 70 mph along much of I-81, a move that likely made the road more dangerous.
Boondoggle: Portland Takes a Step BackwardBy Matt Casale and Gideon Weissman | | No Comments
Portland has made bold moves toward becoming a good place to get around without a car. But it's about to make a huge mistake in the Rose Quarter.