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Action needed as legislature sabotages N.C. light rail

The Republican leadership of the North Carolina General Assembly recently passed their state budget, developed as a result of closed-door meeting...

N.C. Republicans push problem-laden budget without public input

The Republican leadership of the North Carolina General Assembly revealed their state budget last night as a result of closed-door meetings that...

Voters reject funding proposal for ambitious Nashville transit plan

After a referendum on a package of tax increases that would fund substantial improvements to Nashville’s transportation infrastructure failed, su...

SELC op-ed: Atlanta-region transit at a crossroads

As two bills in the Georgia legislature look to build on Atlanta’s transit progress, Senior Attorney Brian Gist encourages moves that create regi...

SELC supports Nashville transit referendum

Nashville voters will soon have a say on an ambitious and forward-thinking public transit plan that could serve as the backbone of a truly region...

How the Virginia General Assembly could impact your commute

As Virginia’s General Assembly works through the annual deluge of proposed bills, resolutions, and budget amendments, a significant portion of th...

Transit improvements fuel economic growth

As interested home buyers and renters consider the advantages of living near transit, Senior Attorney Trip Pollard, who heads SELC’s Land & Commu...

Amendment to Atlanta’s Regional Transportation Plan raises questions for city’s traffic trajectory

At a time when the Atlanta metro area is reflecting on a notorious overreliance on roads following several highway debacles, conversations at the...

Charlottesville Amtrak passengers rally against Trump budget cuts to rail

A crowd gathered outside the Charlottesville Amtrak station Friday to oppose President Trump’s proposal to cut all federal funding for Amtrak’s n...

Atlanta traffic woes worsen as other major highways take hits

Over the weekend, several Atlanta residents voiced their concerns in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the city’s lack of transportation opt...

Trump budget threatens key transportation investments

Recent White House budget proposals include major cuts to vital transportation programs that affect communities across the South. These cuts put...

Major highway collapse shows Atlanta’s overreliance on roads

Thousands of commuters can personally attest to Atlanta’s dependence on roads after a major highway overpass caught fire and collapsed during pea...

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