Monday’s Headlines to Contradict Sir Bob Geldof

  • President Biden is expected to lay out a portion of his infrastructure plan on Wednesday. (Associated Press)
  • Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigeig is urging Congress to pass a “transformative” infrastructure package that clears a maintenance backlog and enhances access to transit, saying that every dollar spent is a dollar saved on dealing with a climate emergency. (Transportation Topics)
  • Biden should include historically disadvantaged low-income and BIPOC communities in discussions about infrastructure. (Greenbiz)
  • A Guardian must-read delves into conflict over the London’s efforts to reduce traffic and dependence on cars.
  • Municipal regulation and better technology like sensors and data collecting can help avoid another boom-and-bust cycle in the bike-share industry. (Bicycle Retailer)
  • A San Francisco startup wants to open distribution centers outside cities that could reduce congestion from long-haul trucking. (Tech Crunch)
  • An electric car company is revitalizing an Illinois town that Mitsubishi abandoned six years ago. (CNN)
  • Indianapolis transit riders are not happy with proposed state legislation that threatens two future IndyGo bus rapid transit routes. (WISH)
  • Portland opened two prototype bus stations that reduce the chances of a collision between buses and cyclists in shared lanes. (Bike Portland)
  • The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is restoring much of its pre-pandemic bus and subway service, but commuter rail is still in purgatory. (Railway Age)
  • Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is under fire for allowing transit agency SEPTA to close a station for repairs with little warning. (Inquirer)
  • Denver’s bike-share and e-scooter deal with Lyft and Lime swaps valuable public real estate for benefits discounted rides and equitable placement in neighborhoods. (Denverite)
  • Dallas has removed its only bus island because drivers just wouldn’t stop hitting it, no matter how many signs and stanchions the city put up. (D Magazine)
  • Did you know? San Francisco’s iconic streetcars are actually remnants of other cities’ fleets, and one was designed in Birmingham. (Bham Now)