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‘The Bike Is the Cure’: Meet New Congressional Bike Caucus Chair Mike Thompson

Meet the incoming co-chair of the congressional bike caucus — and learn more about how he's getting other legislators riding.

April 15, 2024

Calif. High-Speed Rail Takes a Step Towards Acquiring Trains

The contract calls for two prototype trainsets for testing to be delivered by 2028, and four trainsets to be used on the "early operating segment" between Merced and Bakersfield, ready between 2030 and 2033.

Measure HLA Is Now Officially Law for L.A. City

Check the city maps to find what bus, bike, and walk improvements are coming to streets in your neighborhood.

This week's headlines

Monday’s Headlines Bring Another Setback

The Biden administration's new rule requiring states to report their greenhouse gas emissions from transportation was dealt another blow when the Senate voted to repeal it.

Friday’s Headlines Are Still Unsafe

Traffic deaths are declining for those ensconced in thousands of pounds of steel. For the rest of us, not so much.

Don’t Call Thursday’s Headlines a Comeback

Transit ridership isn't all the way back yet, but it continues to climb after collapsing during COVID. Unfortunately, the financial effects of the pandemic on transit agencies still linger.

Wednesday’s Headlines Go Small

Is the era of big-ass trucks over? It's too soon to tell, but for now, consumers are turning to more reasonably sized (and priced) vehicles.

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Honey, I Shrunk Tuesday’s Headlines

It's actually EV batteries that need shrinking due to the environmental damage caused by lithium mining, according to the CEO of Stellantis.

Do Bike Advocates and EMS Workers Have to Be Enemies?

Fast fire trucks might seem antithetical to slow, safe streets for vulnerable road users. But does it have to be that way?

Boondoggle: Oregon Highway Widening Gets ‘Reconnecting Communities’ Cash

The US Department of Transportation just awarded $450 million to the $1.9-billion Rose Quarter 1-5 project, which opponents have long called one of America’s most-notorious highway boondoggles.

Monday’s Headlines Go Downtown

Even as vacancies for downtown office space remain high, so are demands for walkability. So developers are building new downtowns in the suburbs.

‘You’re Getting an E-Bike!’ Colorado Plays Oprah with Rebates

“Four-hundred-and-fifty dollars is a generous tax credit that's enough to encourage people to open the door to what electric bikes can bring," said one advocate.

Googling Gersh Kuntzman’s ‘Criminal Mischief’? Look No Further…

It’s been a big week for our editor Gersh Kuntzman’s fight against people who deface or cover their plates to avoid being held accountable for reckless driving.

Friday’s Headlines Are a Double Whammy

A second federal judge ruled against a Biden administration rule requiring states to report their transportation emissions, siding with a group of red states that sued.

New Jersey’s Case Against Congestion Pricing Hits Troubled Waters

The Garden State's lawyer exposed the holes in its case by failing to cite any provision to back his claim that "the obligation of NEPA is to mitigate everywhere you find impacts."

Talking Headways Podcast: Culture Change in Cleveland

India Birdsong Terry of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority on leadership, hiring and culture change at Ohio's largest transit agency.

Eclipse Special: Bad Moon Rising for Transit Users Who Want to See the Show

The eclipse will bring darkness to a swath of the country — but also shed some light on how bad our transit is.

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