Skip to Content
Streetsblog USA home
Log In

Manic Monday’s Headlines

12:01 AM EDT on June 7, 2021

    • House Democrats introduced a $547-billion transportation bill that committee chairman Peter DeFazio said would move transportation funding out of the 1950s and toward a clean energy future. (Washington Post)
    • President Biden and moderate senators continue to push for a bipartisan infrastructure deal that might never materialize. (Time)
    • Driving is back to pre-pandemic levels, but the morning rush hour hasn't returned. (Cities Today)
    • Amidst calls for police reform and research showing Black drivers are disproportionately pulled over, some cities are are shifting traffic enforcement away from armed officers. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • As suburbs get denser, there is an opportunity to make them more bike-friendly. (Dezeen)
    • Sound Transit's projected deficit is shrinking because the economy is better than expected, so now the Seattle agency has to decide whether to delay projects or move forward. (KOUW)
    • A Seattle council member wants to name a light-rail bridge for the late congressman and civil rights hero John Lewis. (Seattle Times)
    • Nashville Mayor John Cooper's proposed budget includes $54 million for transit, which will allow WeGo to restore cuts and expand service. (Tennessee Tribune)
    • A new Uber and Lyft competitor in Portland aims to provide safe rides for people from marginalized communities. (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
    • Traffic deaths are up in Denver as drivers return to the road (Denverite). A street safety group recently gave the city a mediocre grade of B- (Westword).
    • Austin bike-share MetroBike hit record ridership in March and April. Officials credited the pandemic and new e-bikes. (Monitor)
    • A Florida DOT project will remove on-street parking and add bike lanes and sidewalks to A1A in St. Augustine. (Record)
    • Actress Lisa Banes, known for roles in "Cocktail" and "Gone Girl," is in critical condition after a moped or motorcycle driver hit her while she was crossing the street in Manhattan. (New York Daily News)
    • Milwaukee is celebrating Pride Month with rainbow buses. (Spectrum News)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog USA

Friday’s Headlines Are Tired Out

Whether it's from degradation or the dust resulting from wear and tear, it's becoming increasingly clear that tire and brake emissions are harmful, perhaps even exceeding tailpipe emissions.

September 22, 2023

Study: What Road Diets Mean For Older Drivers

"After a road diet, all motorists seem to drive at a rate that feels comfortable to a mildly-impaired older adult."

September 22, 2023

Op-Ed: Why Is Fare Evasion Punished More Severely than Speeding?

A.B. 819 offers California the opportunity to decriminalize fare evasion and replace punitive measures with more equitable approaches.

September 21, 2023

Talking Headways Podcast: Local Culture and Development

We chat with Tim Sprague from Phoenix about supporting local culture through development projects and the importance of sustainable development and transportation.

September 21, 2023

City of Yes Yes Yes! Adams Calls for Elimination of Parking Mandates on ALL New Housing

Mayor Adams today announced the historic end to one of the city’s most antiquated — and despised — zoning laws requiring the construction of parking with every new development.

September 21, 2023
See all posts