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Conservation Alliance of St. Lucie County v. United States Department of Transportation

A district court dismissed environmental groups' lawsuit challenging the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA's) approval of a bridge and highway project that will cross Florida's St. Lucie River, including portions of the St. Lucie...

HonoluluTraffic.com v. Federal Transit Administration

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of activists' lawsuit challenging the construction of a 20-mile, high-speed rail project in Honolulu, Hawaii. The activists claimed that DOT, the Federal Transit Administration, and the city...

The Machine, the Garden, and the City: Toward an Access-Efficient Transportation Planning System

Editor's Summary: The recent reauthorization of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act, the nation's primary transportation and funding planning statute, has caused some to question whether the Act fosters...

Park & River Alliance, Inc. v. Slater

The court holds that an environmental group's Department of Transportation Act §4(f) challenge to a proposed five-mile highway corridor in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is time barred. Although a statement made in the district court's opinion...

Corridor H Alternatives v. Slater

The court holds that the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA's) approval of a highway project in West Virginia violated the Department of Transportation Act §4(f) historic sites review requirement. The court first holds that the...

Corridor H Alternatives v. Slater

The court holds that the Federal Highway Administration and the West Virginia Department of Transportation's decision to support the building of a new, four-lane highway as part of the Appalachian Highway Development System complied...