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State DOTs Spend Even More Money on Highway Expansions Than We Thought

Advocates knew states would go on a highway widening binge when the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed — but they didn't know it would be quite this bad.

February 22, 2024

Freeway Fighters: ‘Stop the Highway-Expansion Madness,’ New Coalition Demands

"Endless highway expansions are pulling our country into an environmental, budgetary, and public health crisis," the letter states.

February 6, 2024

Report: Transportation is Still the Leading Source of U.S. Emissions — And Not Just From Tailpipes

The transport sector still leads the nation in greenhouse gas emissions — but that's not all.

January 18, 2024


All the major advocacy groups want to make it clear to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission: they won't support a regional measure that includes freeway widening

January 12, 2024

Are Boomers to Blame for America’s Dirty Transportation System — And Can They Fix It?

We spoke with one Baby Boomer says his generation needs to step up to end climate change — and he's got some advice.

January 9, 2024

Why Red States Are Suing to Hide Their Transportation Emissions

One of America’s most critical transportation climate rules is in jeopardy even before it’s even enacted, thanks to a new lawsuit by a coalition of mostly red states that could halt progress towards the even stricter standards that advocates say we need.

January 3, 2024

San Mateo County Again Claims Adding Lanes Reduces Pollution and Congestion

What's it going to take to get traffic engineers and politicians to stop lying about widening?

December 13, 2023

DOT’s New Emissions Rule Is a Big Deal, Even if It Doesn’t Punish States for Polluting

No states will face penalties for building needless toxic road projects — but they also won't be able to hide those impacts from the public.

November 28, 2023

OPINION: Infrastructure Bill Offers Too Little Progress on Climate and Equity

Most of its historic funding is helping to maintain a harmful status quo at a time when we need to address climate change.

November 16, 2023