Today’s Headlines

  • 55 Percent of Americans Back Raising Gas Tax, Including Majority of Democrats and Republicans (Bloomberg)
  • Federal Appeals Court Stays Lower Court Ruling That Halted Maryland Purple Line Construction (WaPo, WAMU)
  • Bipartisan Rush to Pass Industry-Backed Federal Self-Driving Car Legislation Is Leaving Safety Behind (Verge)
  • American Prospect Looks at the MBTA’s Troubles Through the Lens of Privatization
  • Meanwhile, in Western Massachusetts: Springfield-Area Transit Authority Cuts Service to Balance Budget (WAMC)
  • Suburban Toledo Officials Kill Funding Deal for Transit Authority (Blade)
  • Saying Bikes Get “Free Pass,” State Senator Wants Colorado to Enact Its Own Bike Tax (CO Politics via BikePortland)
  • Taking Cue From Honolulu, Mass. Senate President, Boston Mayor Want Higher Fines for Pedestrians (Herald)
  • New Video from Vox and Mobility Lab Talks Parking Policy for the Masses With Donald Shoup
  • Related: City Forces Builder to Construct 20 Times More Parking Than Requested for Hotel (Everett Independent)