The Trinity Parkway would cost $1.5 billion, further entrench car dependence, and ruin riverfront parkland and natural habitat. But now, after a sustained campaign that turned highways and transportation into a central issue in local elections, the Dallas City Council is on the verge of killing the project.
In Portland, two road expansions with a combined pricetag of $1 billion seemed to be on the fast track for funding this year, with transit agency boss Neil McFarlane and city DOT chief Leah Treat lining up behind them, in addition to the usual road-building suspects. But it looks like the highway expansions are toast, at least for now.
So much for “draining the swamp.” Under Donald Trump, it looks like the White House and Congress will be more infested with lobbyists than ever. In a story about the lobbying bonanza that will accompany unified GOP control of Washington, the New York Times reports that Trump has picked Martin Whitmer to head his “transportation and infrastructure” […]