Skip to Content
Streetsblog USA home
Streetsblog USA home
Log In

Thursday’s Headlines Have a Deal

    • A bipartisan group of senators have a deal on an infrastructure bill. The final numbers, according to NPR, are: $110 billion for roads and bridges, $11 billion for street safety, $39 billion for transit, $66 billion for rail and $7.5 billion for electric vehicle chargers.
    • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has an opportunity to transform transit and, by doing so, strengthen the nation's resiliency. (The Hill)
    • If cities don't spend their federal COVID windfall wisely, they shouldn't expect such help again. Republicans are watching. (Governing)
    • Hopes of permanently reclaiming streets for people and bikes after the pandemic are fading as traffic, car sales and car rentals are all on the rise. (New Republic)
    • Traffic is up 55 percent over last year, and parking startups are cashing in. (Bloomberg)
    • Denver's Regional Transportation District is slated to upgrade the Colfax bus lines to bus rapid transit later this decade. (Denverite)
    • San Diego advocates want the city to speed up safety projects after a recent rash of cyclist deaths. (KPBS)
    • The Seattle city council voted to raise parking rates to $12 an hour during large events. (KING)
    • Chapel Hill is exploring adding e-bikes to its bike-share service, as well as coordinating with the University of North Carolina. (INDY Week)
    • Philadelphia transformed a trolley hub into an urban garden. (WHYY)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog USA

Friday’s Headlines Got Served

Another day, another GOP lawsuit trying to overturn a Biden administration climate change rule.

April 19, 2024

Disabled People Are Dying in America’s Crosswalks — But We’re Not Counting Them

The data on traffic fatalities and injuries doesn’t account for their needs or even count them. Better data would enable better solutions.

April 19, 2024

Talking Headways Podcast: Charging Up Transportation

This week, we talk to the great Gabe Klein, executive director of President Biden's Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (and a former Streetsblog board member), about curbside electrification.

April 18, 2024

Why Does the Vision Zero Movement Stop At the Edge of the Road?

U.S. car crash deaths are nearly 10 percent higher if you count collisions that happen just outside the right of way. So why don't off-road deaths get more air time among advocates?

April 18, 2024

Donald Shoup: Here’s a Parking Policy That Works for the People

Free parking has a veneer of equality, but it is unfair. Here's a proposal from America's leading parking academic that could make it more equitable.

April 18, 2024
See all posts