In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, 34 states have introduced bills cracking down on protesters, including some that would bar the prosecution of drivers who run them over. (New York Times)
President Biden’s climate change summit started Thursday, and he pledged to cut carbon emissions by over half within the next decade. (CNN)
Sen. Joe Manchin doesn’t want to raise corporate taxes to the level the Biden administration wants in order to fund infrastructure. Now he’s against hiking the gas tax or user fees, too (Business Insider). So how do we pay for this stuff?
University of Georgia researchers have come up with a new method for infrastructure maintenance that could save a lot of money. (Archinect)
Mass Transit wonders just what, exactly, the White House wants to spend $621 billion on transportation funding on, and how many of those projects are on the books anyway.
Seattle’s Sound Transit has an $11.5 billion hole to fill to complete expansion plans voters approved in 2016. (My Northwest)
New Jersey’s turnpike authority is scheduled to vote next week on a proposal to transfer $2 billion to transit. (NJ.com)
The Jacksonville city council is about to get its first crack at a proposal to raise gas taxes and fund a Skyway expansion. (News4Jax)
Transit-oriented development is a new concept in New Orleans (NOLA.com). Maybe they should talk to Charlotte about the pros and cons, where development around transit stops is going gangbusters (WCNC).
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution gave a prominent Republican lobbyist space to push for autonomous shuttles on the Beltline in lieu of the promised light rail.
A 68-year-old man who ran his car through a group of protesters in Nashville not only won't be charged, but is being treated by local law enforcement as though he were the victim of a crime. And to make matters worse, a state legislator wants to codify legal immunity for drivers who strike protesters.
Senate Democrats have an infrastructure "blueprint" of their own, one that's weighted toward transit. The trouble is that Democrats have little power to set terms, and getting drawn into negotiations over an unnecessary infrastructure bill may not play out to their advantage.
To do its part to avert catastrophic climate change, the United States would have to more or less eliminate carbon emissions from transportation in the next 35 years. But America is nowhere near on pace to make that happen. Transportation recently overtook the electric power sector to become the nation’s largest source of carbon emissions. That’s what […]