Skip to Content
Streetsblog USA home
Log In
Today's Headlines

Monday’s Headlines

8:00 AM EDT on September 9, 2019

    • Bond Buyer sees a healthy financial future for local transit systems. Municipalities are investing more as ridership declines.
    • Shortly before being ousted during Uber's no good, very bad 2017, CEO Travis Kalanick almost admitted his mistakes — almost. (Gizmodo)
    • Uber has spent half a billion dollars trying to repair its image. Will it work? (Vox)
    • A University of Washington study says that designating delivery, pickup and drop-off areas reduces congestion and double parking.
    • The first segment of Maryland's Purple Line light rail is on the ground. (WTOP)
    • The Federal Transit Administration has finally approved plans for a troubled Honolulu light rail line. (Civil Beat)
    • The board of metro Atlanta's new regional transit agency has named Chris Tomlinson, who already heads two state transportation agencies, as its first executive director. His main task will be overseeing the creation of a regional transit plan. (AJC)
    • Seattle students are supposed to be able to ride buses and light rail for free, but Sound Transit was still asking them for proof of fare on the first day of school. (KIRO)
    • A $3.7 million federal grant will help bring New Orleans’ Union Passenger Terminal up to ADA standards. (Advocate)
    • Des Moines is preparing for the arrival of hundreds of e-scooters (Register)
    • If you park illegally in Washington, D.C., you might find yourself not only paying a ticket, but going viral. (City Paper)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog USA

Wednesday’s Headlines Ask How Much a Life Is Worth

There isn't much of a financial penalty for drivers who kill pedestrians — even if those drivers are cops.

September 27, 2023

‘I’m Not Grieving Alone’: New Play Explores a Father’s Journey After Losing Two Children to Traffic Violence

Colin Campbell and his wife Gail Lerner lost both their children in a car crash with impaired driver. A new play explores how to talk about similar tragedies.

September 27, 2023

How Transit Saved Lives — And Became a Lifeline — During and After the Maui Fires

A Maui bus agency helped transport 42,000 people off the island in the wake of one of the most devastating fires in American history — and highlighted the critical role that shared modes can play not just in preventing climate-related disasters, but saving lives when they happen.

September 27, 2023

California Has to Stop Building Freeways. Now.

"People aren't used to thinking of freeways as fossil fuel infrastructure, but they are." And once built, there's no going back, no making up for the extra driving by trying to convince people that a bus or train might be a better choice - we're stuck with it.

September 26, 2023

Streetfilms Tours Emeryville, Calif., the Little City that Can

Did somebody say "encore?" Safe streets rock star John Bauters, Mayor of Emeryville, population less-than 13,000, gave Streetfilms producer Clarence Eckerson a tour of his city.

September 26, 2023
See all posts