Monday’s Headlines that Will Make You Love Mondays!

  • Traffic declined almost everywhere at historic levels last year, showing cities how they can achieve sustainable alternatives to driving. (City Monitor)
  • About a fifth of transit agencies are running less than three-quarters of their usual service during the pandemic, but another fifth are running more than before to provide for social distancing. (Transit Center)
  • When we talk about transit, don’t forget rural residents, millions of whom don’t have cars. (Inequality)
  • Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg supports a usage fee in lieu of a gas-tax hike to fund roads. (Transport Topics)
  • Cities can reduce car use be reallocating space, abolishing parking requirements, congestion pricing, raising parking rates, ending employer parking subsidies, encouraging denser development and providing alternatives, according to a new report from the International Transport Forum.
  • More cooperation among transit, ride-hailing and micromobility options would increase ridership on all modes, according to a Transportation Research Board report. (Government Technology)
  • Democrats have introduced a bill to help communities buy emissions-free school buses. (Environmental Defense Fund)
  • A key Massachusetts state senator is pushing a bill to raise the gas tax, tax parking spaces and make buses fare-free. (Commonwealth)
  • Improving bus service is the best and cheapest way the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority can improve the lives of low-income riders. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan unexpectedly caught some heat for canceling the Red Line at a U.S. Senate hearing on infrastructure. (Maryland Matters)
  • St. Louis Park, Minn. agreed to a deal for a mixed-use development near a Southwest light rail station. (Sun Sailor)
  • Tempe bought streetcars for its new streetcar line, set to open later this year. (Fox 10)
  • A deal with Lyft will bring hundreds of new Citi Bikes to Jersey City and Hoboken. (Hudson County View)

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