Surface Transportation News: Anti-highway rhetoric, electricity on highways, and more

In Politics by Michael Rae

In this issue:

Anti-highway lobby escalates its rhetoricFeds open the door to electricity on highwaysHyperloop’s still-unanswered questionsShould electric vehicles help power the grid?FRA sued for veto of automated track inspectionWhy free transit is not greenNews NotesQuotable Quotes

Anti-Highway Lobby Escalates Its Rhetoric

On April 26, a collection of anti-highway groups announced the formation of the Freeway Fighters Network. Its announcement said the coalition involves “about 35 local groups and 230 individual members involved in fighting over 60 highway projects across the country.” They aim to shift funding from highway capacity expansion/reconstruction to “multimodal infrastructure, community development, and reconnecting communities that were divided by freeways.”