Highways & infrastructure

What if we could build a future where cars, highways and outdated infrastructure don’t dominate our lives?

Which highway and infrastructure projects our government spends money on can shape our communities and have a direct impact on the quality of our lives. But far too often we are cut out of those decisions, or lack the information we need to make sure bad projects are stopped, and the right investments get made. Together we can make sure our leaders are making the right choices, and building a better future for all of us.

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I-25 Central through Denver offers the perfect chance to expand options and put Colorado on a better transportation path

Highways & infrastructure

I-25 Central through Denver offers the perfect chance to expand options and put Colorado on a better transportation path

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and local leaders are weighing the future of I-25 Central from about Santa Fe through Speer Blvd in Denver. It’s critical they avoid the temptation to widen the highway, recruiting even more cars through this unreliable, polluted, traffic-choked stretch. Instead, this is the perfect project, place and moment to expand travel options so more people can complete more trips without needing to drive.

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Victory: CDOT removes I-25 widening from construction plans, replaces with over $100 million in transit, safety improvements

Highways & infrastructure

Victory: CDOT removes I-25 widening from construction plans, replaces with over $100 million in transit, safety improvements

Transportation advocates and neighborhood leaders gathered in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood on Thursday to celebrate the removal of a massive highway widening project in their backyard along Interstate-25.

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New report spotlights M-83 expansion among national U.S. highway boondoggles

Highways & infrastructure

New report spotlights M-83 expansion among national U.S. highway boondoggles

Maryland PIRG Foundation and Frontier Group released a new report on Thursday that exposes highway boondoggles across the country that, if completed, would not only waste billions of dollars but also worsen climate change, harm air quality and deepen our country’s harmful dependency on cars.

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New report: Money for nothing? How to make better use of our transportation dollars

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New report: Money for nothing? How to make better use of our transportation dollars

Gas taxes are supposed to pay for the construction and maintenance of roads, but too often, they don’t, according to a new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group. The report, Shifting Gears, suggests that to build a cleaner, safer and more affordable transportation system, it is time to shift gears.  

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Progress Report: President Biden’s First 100 Days

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Progress Report: President Biden’s First 100 Days

Our new progress report finds that despite the need to rebuild many federal agencies and tackle the COVID-19 crisis, the Biden administration has already taken numerous steps to restore environmental protections.

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