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Tuesday’s Headlines to Keep it Going

    • Will Washington save transit? It depends on whether Joe Biden wins the presidency and Democrats take over the Senate. (CNN)
    • Jaywalking is a made-up concept that encourages aggressive driving, ignores flawed street designs and is often unfairly enforced. (City Lab)
    • 5G wireless internet will allow cyclists to broadcast their location to nearby vehicles and could eventually driver assist systems to automatically brake. (Seattle Times)
    • The Guardian explains California’s Proposition 22, Uber and Lyft’s effort to convince voters to overturn a new labor rights law.
    • Labor unions are working to defeat Prop 22, but they’re outgunned. They’ve spent $12 million to Uber, Lyft and delivery apps’ $185 million. (HuffPost)
    • Portland sued the federal government and removed a concrete wall around the downtown federal courthouse that has been blocking bike lanes since Black Lives Matter protests started in July (Bike Portland). And more big news from Bike Portland: The city has formally withdrawn from the controversial Rose Quarter I-5 widening project.
    • A new D.C. Metro official will be charged with fixing safety and toxic workplace issues in its rail operations control center. (Washington Post)
    • The Minnesota legislature approved $55 million for two Twin Cities bus rapid transit lines. (Patch)
    • Miami-Dade is redesigning its bus system to protect the busiest routes in the event of cuts. (Human Transit)
    • Here’s where road diets and new bike lanes are planned in San Jose. (Mercury News)
    • Detroit bike-share MoGo is offering free one-hour rides to go vote or deliver an absentee ballot (Metro Times). Charleston’s bike-share is also free on Election Day (Post and Courier).
    • As it seeks profitability, Uber is looking to unload its flying taxi division (Axios). Maybe the Jetsons will take it off their hands.

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