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Tuesday’s Headlines Because This is Important Stuff

    • It's not just an American problem: With few exceptions, transit systems all over the world are struggling during the pandemic, which could have major implications for efforts to combat climate change. (New York Times)
    • A vehicle-miles tax could be part of President Biden's infrastructure plan, according to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. (CNBC)
    • A California assemblyman is reintroducing a bill to consolidate the Bay Area’s 27 transit agencies, hopefully increasing ridership by creating one unified fare pass. (San Francisco Chronicle)
    • Maryland, Virginia and D.C. officials are also pushing for a more integrated regional transit system. (Washington Post)
    • And Washington, D.C. officials are lobbying Biden to include renovating Union Station in the "Build Back Better" package. (DCist)
    • Buttigieg is a big fan of Charlotte’s 2040 mobility plan, which includes miles of new rail lines, bike lanes and greenways but is still awaiting city approval. (WCNC)
    • The third round of federal COVID-19 relief will provide $300 million for metro Atlanta transit agencies, in addition to $400 million from two 2020 bills. (AJC)
    • The drop in ridership and fuel taxes cost Illinois transit agencies $750 million in lost fare revenue during the pandemic. (Chicago Tribune)
    • A Denver proposal would require developers to take steps to reduce car trips by tenants, such as by subsidizing transit passes or providing showers for people who bike to work. (Westworld)
    • The Dallas city council's recent vote to approve a downtown subway shone a light on the city's dysfunctional transportation planning and lack of coordination. (D Magazine)
    • A Washington state judge ruled that Amtrak is liable for a deadly derailment near Tacoma in 2017. (Seattle Times)
    • Instead of Elon Musk's hyperloop, Los Angeles opted to take the first step toward building a monorail over the 405 freeway. While both technologies are viewed as kind of a joke, experts say monorails have made big strides in recent decades. (Forbes)
    • The Indian city of Ranchi has banned cars on Saturdays because of worsening air quality. (Reuters)

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