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Biden’s Infrastructure Push Spurs a Flurry of Lobbying in Congress

Representative Mikie Sherrill, Democrat of New Jersey, wants to tackle the Gateway rail tunnel under the Hudson River. Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and…

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Biden Wants to Spend Billions to Fight Climate Change. It’s Not Enough.

Among the bright spots: The plan calls for $115 billion in spending on roads and bridges, but unlike many previous highway-funding proposals, Biden’s plan emphasizes…

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‘Traveling Black,’ a Look at the Civil Rights Movement in Motion

In 1926, while traveling by train from Wilmington, N.C., to Richmond, Va., the Jamaican-American writer J.A. Rogers was forced to ride in the wooden Jim…

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Infrastructure Plan Seeks to Address Climate and Equality as Well as Roads

WASHINGTON — It’s more than just concrete and rebar. President Biden’s advisers are preparing a giant infrastructure plan, which would include close to $1 trillion…

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The Only Thing That Can Really Save the Subway: Riders

As the coronavirus engulfed New York City early last year, Adrienne Crespo, a subway conductor, watched the crowds on the platforms slowly thin out. Then…

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Biden Stimulus Package Helps Mass Transit Avoid Doomsday Cuts

“The standardized 9-5 commute into a central business district, that pattern, has been broken,” said Kathryn Wylde, the president of the partnership. Transit officials have…

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5 Things N.Y.C. Wants From Biden to Transform Transportation

For officials at transit agencies in and around New York City who often complained of being ignored by the Trump administration, Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s…

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For Buttigieg, ‘Generational’ Transportation Change May Not Be Easy, Experts Say

WASHINGTON — Now that Pete Buttigieg is secretary of transportation, he faces a challenge: delivering on his promises of infrastructure overhaul. During his Senate confirmation…

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Buttigieg’s Climate Promises: What Could He Actually Do?

WASHINGTON — Pete Buttigieg, President Biden’s choice to lead the Department of Transportation, vowed to make climate change a top priority during his Senate confirmation…

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