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Innovation Competitions: A Look at Secondary Costs

On February 16, 2016

By Catherine Konieczny | Federalism In Action A new $40 million Smart City Challenge has been announced by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to fund proposals that promise more efficient and environmentally-friendly infrastructure ideas. Looking into the details, the funding favors plans that “reduce congestion, keep travelers safe, protect the environment, respond to climate change, connect underserved […]

Let States Handle Transportation

On August 19, 2015

By Bob Williams | State Budget Solutions Most of us utilize some kind of government-funded transportation in our daily lives. Whether it’s riding a bus or the subway, taking a ferry or driving on roads, we are all touched by transportation dollars spent in our states. In the face of this high demand for transportation, states today […]

Federal Policy Takes Its Toll on the States

On April 30, 2014

Are you following the transportation crisis that illustrates the tension between the federal government and state governments? The federal government is low on funds and that is causing problems for the states. That’s not a new scenario, but rather a case of same story, different venue. This time it is not a matter of sequester […]

Top 3 Local: Montana Governor Pushes for More State Control

On December 13, 2013

It may be Friday the 13th, but Federalism in Action still wants to end the week on a high note and celebrate federalism. We’ve gathered the Top 3 stories on local people making local decisions. To check out last week’s post, click here.  FOR MOTIVATION: Montana governor decries federal land management During the Western Governor’s Association […]

A Chance to Bring Transportation Power and Money Back to the States

On December 12, 2013

By Dennis Polhill Originally Posted by The Denver Post on December 6, 2013 For decades, U.S. transportation policy has been stagnant. Because about half of gasoline taxes cycle through Washington, D.C., cost-sharing and benefits in transportation are distorted. A new bill offers a chance to restore the balance. The Transportation Empowerment Act, introduced by U.S. […]

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