Tennessee DOT Moves Past Road-Widening as a Congestion Reduction Strategy
Streetsblog DC – August 30, 2012
This way of thinking led Schroer, Comer, and the department into a conversation with Smart Growth America. They teamed up to examine the state of Tennessee’s transportation system and devise a path forward, bringing together an impressively coalition, from the Tennessee Disability Coalition to the Sierra Club, the public transit association to the road builders association.
Associated Press – August 30, 2012
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is all smiles, happy that so far his city has avoided widespread confrontations and arrests that have marred other conventions. But that doesn’t mean he’s pleased with everything. Buckhorn, a Democrat, used his daily press briefing to argue Tampa needs more mass transit options to build from the “worldwide” exposure it got during the convention.
Vote: What Should Happen to the Gas Tax?
Wall Street Journal – August 30, 2012
The gasoline tax is running out of gas. The tax, which paid to build most of America’s roads, no longer generates enough revenue to keep up with our transportation needs. As construction and maintenance costs have risen over the past two decades, the tax rate hasn’t changed.