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As the House Transportation Bill Languishes, There's Still Time to 'Fix It First'

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

Americans are ready for an economically sound, people-friendly, and bipartisan transportation bill. It's a good thing our elected officials have extra time to meet those expectations.

Walkable Neighborhoods Gaining Popularity -- Even in the Suburbs

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green
Geoffrey Anderson

More and more Americans want to live in these affordable and accessible neighborhoods -- and the proof is in the prices of homes in these areas.

American Jobs Act's Project Rebuild Aims to Revitalize Vacant Homes

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

It can be difficult for a city to recover when, on top of unemployment, homes are boarded up or downtown is empty. Project Rebuild's strategies are exactly how smart growth can help communities facing these challenges.

The Problem With Potholes: Neglected Road Repair Poses Huge Liabilities for Many States

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

For decades, states have invested disproportionately in road expansion and left regular repair and preservation underfunded. As a result of these spen...

EPA Announces Plan to Abandon Kansas City -- at the Cost of the City and Taxpayers

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
Geoffrey Anderson

To avoid small costs, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be creating big costs for everyone, including the federal government.

On the Road to Recovery, Smart Transportation Policies Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

By prioritizing the care of existing infrastructure and public transportation, states can stretch precious transportation dollars further, put more Americans back to work, and help our economy grow.

Wasteful Development Subsidies Among Cuts Proposed by Debt Commission

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

If Congress really wants to rebuild our economy and spur job growth they should start by cutting federal subsidies that incentivize wasteful development and bankrupt our communities.