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Wednesday’s Headlines Are Burning Down the House

12:01 AM EDT on September 15, 2021

    • California wildfires are a sign that Congress needs to approve a green infrastructure package to combat climate change, President Biden said in Sacramento. (Bloomberg)
    • The U.S. doesn't really need half a million public electric vehicle chargers. (Vice)
    • Nobody has figured out a way to get drivers to stop idling their engines. (Jalopnik)
    • Exposure to traffic noise raises the risk of dementia, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)
    • Georgia Democrats are pushing a bill that would tie transit funding to affordable housing and let transit agencies use federal grants for operating expenses. (Moultrie Observer)
    • Elevated cycleways preceded freeways by more than 50 years, but then cars killed them off. (The Drive)
    • A Colorado study found that shifting transportation funding from highways to transit, sidewalks and bike projects would bring $40 billion in economic benefits. (Colorado Public Radio)
    • Charlotte is looking for a site for a new light rail station. (Observer)
    • A week into going fare-free, Alexandria's transit system is already looking for funding to extend the program. (WUSA)
    • Lincoln is projected to get more congested in the next 30 years, and the city doesn't have enough transportation funding to deal with the issue. (Journal-Star)
    • Ordinarily, a bike lane down the middle of the street might seem like a bad idea. But Portland is utilizing them to help cyclists navigate offset intersections where the cross-streets don't quite match up. (Bike Portland)

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