The federal DOT is giving permission to airlines to stop serving about 60 small and mid-sized cities (New York Times). So how about some rail lines to connect those cities to their bigger neighbors, then?
Cars aren’t going away, so let’s make them smaller, slower, cleaner and safer. (Crikey)
Self-driving and remote-controlled scooters now being tested could end sidewalk clutter. (Forbes)
Uber and Lyft’s $100 million effort to overturn a California law classifying drivers as employees rather than independent contractors is officially on the November ballot. (San Francisco Examiner)
Jump bikes are back in Denver after Lime bought the company, and they’ll start each day in food deserts, with sanitized handlebars. (Denverite)
A Washington, D.C. reopening task force’s recommendations don’t include enough about opening up streets for social distancing, some city officials believe. (WAMU)
San Antonio is closing two residential streets to through traffic as part of a pilot program on making room for biking and walking. (Rivard Report)
Pittsburgh transit has lost three-quarters of its ridership during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Public Source)
Albuquerque is painting its bus-only lanes red in an effort to alert pedestrians that they should look both ways — a bus could be coming from either direction. (Journal)
The city of Austin and its transit agency are hashing out a deal to turn the city-owned B-Cycle bike-share over to Capital Metro. If it happens, people could buy a one-day pass on their phone to use both transit and the bike-share. (Community Impact)
King County Metro in Seattle is considering a late-night reservation system so that riders aren’t passed up by buses that have reached their COVID-19 capacity. (Seattle Transit Blog)
Service won’t start for three more years, but the Southwest Line’s first train cars have arrived in Minneapolis. (Star Tribune)
A new nationwide study from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggests that people living in neighborhoods with higher levels of fine particulate air pollution are more likely to die from COVID-19 infection than patients from areas with cleaner air. That’s especially concerning for many of communities of color in Massachusetts, where the legacies […]
A top Columbia University doctor says that now is the time to accelerate our efforts to protect ourselves and our communities through a healthy environment. It is the only way forward, and we do not have time to waste.
It’s bad enough that most Americans think that 40,000 road deaths a year is just the price we pay for the freedom to go wherever we want whenever we want — but now that argument is being used by conservatives who want to abandon the health practices that can help us defeat the coronavirus. President […]