Wednesday’s Headlines from All Over

  • For many Americans, the car symbolizes freedom — but that doesn’t apply if you’re Black. (New York Times)
  • Speaking of the Times, is the Gray Lady finally coming around to the idea of a world without cars? (StreetsblogNYC)
  • About half of Americans support replacing gas taxes with some sort of a mileage fee, according to a new survey by the Mineta Transportation Institute. (Metro Magazine)
  • The best way for Uber to finally crush Lyft would be to embrace — rather than fight — treating drivers as employees, then wait for them to deactivate their accounts with Uber’s smaller competitor. (Fast Company)
  • Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is reviving the I-94 expansion west of Milwaukee that his predecessor, Scott Walker, abandoned due to concerns about its $1.1-billion price tag. (Wisconsin Public Radio)
  • The Maryland Transit Administration is facing a $550-million deficit, but it could miss out on a second round of coronavirus relief funding because Baltimore doesn’t meet the 3 million population threshold (Baltimore Sun). Meanwhile, MTA bus service has returned to normal, but some riders are still wary (WBAL)
  • The D.C. Metro cut a deal with a solar company to install solar panels in parking lots and on top of parking decks at stations in the district and Maryland. The deal will net Metro $50 million in rent over 25 years and generate 12.8 megawatts of clean power. (Washington Post)
  • The carpocalypse is coming to Philadelphia as ride-hailing picks back up. (Inquirer)
  • Chicago is making strides in pedestrian safety, but cyclist deaths and injuries are going up. (Chicago Now)
  • Lime is putting red JUMP bikes back on the streets in Washington, D.C. after pulling them when it bought the formerly Uber-owned company. (DCist)
  • A Boston Globe reporter tests a new app that helps transit riders socially distance by telling them how crowded the next bus is before they get onboard. 
  • The new Ford Bronco looks like a Jeep and a tank had a baby. Gross. (Esquire)

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