In June, newly elected Maryland Governor Larry Hogan decided to kill plans for the Red Line light rail project planned for Baltimore, calling it a “wasteful boondoggle.” Baltimore had already spent $230 million planning the 14-mile line. The city also had secured a $900 million in competitive federal funding for the $2.9 billion project and was […]
Seattle’s bike-share system, Pronto, is in trouble. Pronto is currently run as a private non-profit, but to continue operations, it needs a $1.4 million injection of city funds by the end of March, Tom Fucoloro at Seattle Bike Blog reports. The system’s ridership has not met projections — in a city with a mandatory helmet law, that’s not very […]
France may soon pay its residents to trade their private cars for e-bikes, vehicle-share services, and even transit passes — and the move is re-igniting the conversation about unconventional ways our governments can subsidize the greenest modes of transportation.