As the Administration rolls out a new infrastructure plan proposal, it’s useful to remember where the money comes from that funds these programs. As we’ve talked about before, it’s a myth that transportation projects in the U.S. are funded entirely from gas taxes and user fees. Mass Transit Magazine makes the point again in a fresh review of the current state of funding in the U.S.
While traveling or shopping Williamson Road in Roanoke, you may have noticed a slate of “No Road Diet” signs and wondered what they mean. They have been installed in in response to the recent proposals to improve the corridor, and I wanted to take a moment to describe what is – and is not – a road diet.
I’m only now getting around to this news, but a few weeks ago the Williamson Road Improvement Committee organized by the Williamson Road Area Business Association approved conceptual improvements to the corridor that would add contiguous sidewalks, bike lanes, traffic circles, and other features.
Public transportation is a key part of how our community connects – whether or not you are a bus rider yourself. Public transportation connects our neighborhoods; connects people to employment, medical, and other services; and it helps keep cars off the road, which means everyone else can get where they’re going a little faster.