Transit Desert? Not in this rural Texas community.

  • Author: Laurel Schwartz
  • Date: February 6, 2024

Paris, a small city in Northeast Texas is connecting its residents through public mobility services. Supported by the community, this service is providing much needed access to healthcare, grocery shopping and socialization. Federal transportation funding in the United States is primarily allocated 80% for highways, 20% for public transit. In rural areas like Paris’s Lamar County, which has a population density of 55 people per square mile, this has led to a lack of mobility options for residents who don’t have access to a car.


Eastern Iowa city uses RAISE grant for multimodal transit

  • Author: Laurel Schwartz
  • Date: February 1, 2024

On the northern banks of the Mississippi River, Dubuque, IA, is using multimodal transit projects to revitalize its historic neighborhoods. The project is being largely funded through a Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant. The City of Dubuque’s $2.28 million RAISE Planning Grant from the US Department of Transportation strives to use multimodal transportation to connect and revitalize communities.


Innovative Practices Roundup

  • Author: Sage Kashner
  • Date: October 19, 2023

As we shift from summer into fall, I have compiled the most striking posts from the past few months. Organizations are using HHS grants for transit, making new partners, and trying new models to best support their communities.

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