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West Virginia clashes over new Corridor H highway by Blackwater Falls

West Virginia clashes over new Corridor H highway by Blackwater Falls

A highway project planned since the 1960s is about to be built in West Virginia. Critics worry it will hurt the environment — and their revived economies.
How a highway divided Philadelphia

How a highway divided Philadelphia

On a personal episode of “Still Processing,” Wesley Morris revisits a highway that he walked across as a kid. He never knew how deeply it had transformed the neighborhood it ran through.

Car-free transportation gets boost from U.S. grant program

Car-free transportation gets boost from U.S. grant program

A program that primarily funded highways during the Trump administration has pivoted away from roads in its new disbursement, marking a potential shift in infrastructure spending. 
US goal of racial equity in infrastructure is left to states

US goal of racial equity in infrastructure is left to states

The decision about how to spend the money falls largely to state governments, raising questions about whether the package can live up to its ambition.
Mapping the past and future of urban highways
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Mapping the past and future of urban highways

Decades ago, the federal highway boom tore apart historically Black neighborhoods across the U.S. The legacy of this racist federal transportation policy continues to define urban spaces, even as some cities look to reconnect these communities.
Democrats look to crush states’ highway habit
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Democrats look to crush states’ highway habit

The proposed changes are riling up opposition from state transportation departments and the road-building lobby.
A federal agency asks how it can be more equitable on transportation
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A federal agency asks how it can be more equitable on transportation

The federal agency responsible for building highways that tore through underserved communities in the 1950s is asking the public for ways to make transportation more equitable and accessible.
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