July 17: Senate saves TIGER | Pension funds for infrastructure | Eminent domain down the shore

Smart Growth America is asking the FHWA to adopt complete streets as the standard for National Highway System streets running through walkable urban areas.

Advocates succeeded in saving the popular TIGER multi-modal project grant program in the Senate’s transportation funding bill, and the House passed another short-term extension rather than a brand new funding package. Locally, TIGER helped fund the Schuylkill River boardwalk, and the planning grant for Roosevelt Blvd bus rapid transit

The Point Breeze pop-up beer garden is closed again while the judge who’ll hear L&I’s appeal is down the shore. 

How the Water Department’s new stormwater regulations bringing Philly into compliance with the Clean Water Act will impact developers.

Irina Zhorov at Keystone Crossroads looks at the case for investing pension funds in infrastructure projects. 

NJ Transit fares are going up, but NJ gas taxes still aren’t.

The Christie administration is preparing to use eminent domain against New Jersey beachfront land owners to build protective dunes.

The PHA would be the largest public housing agency in the country to ban smoking. 

Requiring side guards for trucks would be a major win for bike safety.

Why e-carpooling won’t replace fixed-route buses. 
 

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