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)
The latest line from anti-transit types is that ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft are going to make fixed-route bus or rail service obsolete. If you find yourself arguing with someone about why transit is essential, a new fact sheet from TransitCenter can help.