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12:58 AM EDT on September 18, 2019

    • The National Association of City Transportation Officials has issued new guidelines on how cities should handle e-scooters. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • A bipartisan team of two congressmen wants to phase out the gas tax and refill the federal highway trust fund with money from a tax on oil and gas producers. (The Hill)
    • States are overtaxing electric vehicles to make up for lost gas tax revenue. (Green Car Reports)
    • Austin’s failed attempt to regulate ride-hailing in 2016 foreshadowed Uber and Lyft’s defiant attitude toward California’s new labor law (Vox). Meanwhile, the law prompted drivers in California and Massachusetts to file a new round of class-action lawsuits. (Boston Globe)
    • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced a $51 billion plan to fix the New York City subway, but Streetsblog NYC is a bit skeptical they’ll ever find the money. See the NYC headlines for more from all the local outlets.
    • Boulder, one of the bike-friendliest cities in the U.S., remains wary of e-scooters. (City Lab)
    • With the arrival of e-scooters in Seattle, bike shares are likely to fade away. (KIRO)
    • The before and after data on one Washington, D.C. street shows that protected bike lanes really do work: Parked cars blocked the First Street bike lane 147 times in the four months before bollards were installed. Since then, it hasn’t been blocked once. (Greater Greater Washington)
    • In last month’s Prop 105 vote, the strongest support for light rail came from Phoenix neighborhoods that already have light rail or where it’s planned to expand. (Arizona Mirror)
    • The first leg of Ottawa’s new light rail system is now open. (Citizen)
    • We bet this gets awkward at Thanksgiving: Democratic president candidate Kamala Harris is in favor of labor rights for ride-hailing drivers, while her brother-in-law is the public face of Uber’s resistance to the new California law. (Los Angeles Times)

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