The U.S. Department of Transportation is re-branding one of its largest discretionary grant programs to explicitly reward regional and local governments who put equity and sustainability first in their transportation projects. But some advocates are holding their applause until they see how the department will actually define those critical terms.
A coalition of leading transportation professionals is pushing for an overhaul of the manual that sets many of the most dangerous design guidelines for our car-focused roads — and rejecting a piecemeal public comment process that they say will only put a band-aids over the gaping wounds in our unsafe national transportation standards.
This is the fourth first-round matchup in the Sweet 16 round of our annual Sorriest Bus Stop contest (voting continues through Sunday at 4 p.m. Eastern). In our previous first-round bouts, Narberth demolished Trenton, Quebec City advanced to the Abominable Eight with a complete destruction of Philadelphia; and Queens devastated Lynchburg.