Skip to Content
Streetsblog USA home
Streetsblog USA home
Log In
Streetsblog

Wednesday’s Headlines Are Going Big

    • As Republican support for a bipartisan infrastructure bill shows signs of collapsing (CNN), President Biden met with Sen. Bernie Sanders to talk about an even larger $3.5 trillion second bill (Associated Press).
    • A new Transit Center report says that transit police exacerbate racial inequality, and agencies should focus less on policing low-level offenses like fare evasion, and more on unarmed responses to problems like homelessness.
    • Transit advocates are pushing Pennsylvania Republicans to create a stable funding source for transit and address a backlog of repairs. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
    • D.C. Metro police are proposing an 18-month ban on riders suspected of a sex crime or firearm offense. (Washington Post)
    • The Oregon DOT has $800 million to widen I-5 in Portland but not $100 million to maintain the roads it already has. (KATU)
    • Running through storm drains and utility poles, Austin's new bike lanes are not all they were cracked up to be (KXAN). Not to mention, cyclists have to share them with pizza delivery robots (Houston Public Media).
    • Newark launched a pilot program bringing 2,000 bike-share bikes and e-scooters to the city. (NJ.com)
    • Construction has started on Omaha's first protected bike lane. (KPTM)
    • Mobile's incumbent mayor is touting new buses as he runs for re-election, and two challengers are both in favor of a regional transit system. (AL.com
    • Augusta bus riders must start paying fares again, with no change given. (WFXG)
    • Basketball star turned analyst Jalen Rose paid $2,000 for an Uber ride from Milwaukee to Detroit -- with a driver who had a dog in his lap the whole time. (MLive)
    • New York City’s new Moynihan Station recently opened, but they seem to have forgotten the seats. (Patch)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog USA

Tuesday’s Headlines Need a Camera to My Eye

Reminding which lies have I been hiding — like that I was driving illegally in the bus lane or bike lane.

May 28, 2024

OPINION: Reject New Jersey’s Misguided War on E-Bikes

A new bill in New Jersey would make owning an e-bike as costly as buying a new vehicle every single year.

May 28, 2024

Rep. Earl Blumenauer Thinks Biking Is About To Have Its Big Moment

..and he hopes to catalyze that revolution as he leaves the halls of Congress.

May 28, 2024

Friday’s Headlines Depend on How You Phrase It

How to reduce emissions through taxes is pretty clear, but to sell it to the public, you can't make lower-income people pay.

May 24, 2024

Register Your Bike. It’s Easy, It’s Free, and It Helps Everyone

Bike Index, a free national bike registry, just launched an iOS app to make it even easier.

May 23, 2024
See all posts