Skip to Content
Streetsblog USA home
Log In

Thursday’s Headlines Are About Done

12:01 AM EDT on October 14, 2021

    • Remember how Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin want fellow Democrats to come down on their $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, which requires all 50 Democratic senators to vote for it? Well, transit and rail funding that was already cut from the $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill are likely to be pared down. ( Roll Call)
    • Hailing an Uber or Lyft is more damaging to the environment than driving your own personal car. (Green Car Reports)
    • Cities from coast to coast are being sued because their busted sidewalks aren't ADA compliant. (Time)
    • In a City Lab interview, "Fighting Traffic" author Peter Norton warns that autonomous vehicles aren't a cure-all.
    • MIT scientists say deep learning technology can help predict crashes and make streets safer.
    • Former transit riders who took up e-bikes and e-scooters during the pandemic are sticking with them. (New York Times)
    • Washington, D.C. is taking steps to mitigate the damage climate change is doing to transportation infrastructure. (Greater Greater Washington)
    • The Colorado DOT, which long built highways with no regard for the environment, is finally starting to reckon with climate change. (Denver Post)
    • Portland is poised to approve a plan to encourage residents to stop driving so much. (Bike Portland)
    • Atlanta NIMBYs are out in full force opposing a plan to rezone neighborhoods to allow for more density. (Saporta Report)
    • A Texas prosecutor says police didn't arrest a teenage pickup driver accused of running over six cyclists while rolling coal or properly collect evidence because the driver is the son of a city official. (Jalopnik)
    • A new protected bike lane opened in downtown Seattle. (My Northwest)
    • Four-fifths of UK residents want to limit car use. (Forbes)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog USA

Distracted Off-Duty Cop Jumped Curb and Killed Chicago Woman On Sidewalk

It's infuriating that a person who was entrusted to help keep the public safe was reckless enough to take her eyes off the road while driving to pick up a phone, with tragic consequences.

December 8, 2023

Friday’s Headlines Include Transit

An International Association of Public Transport study found that many countries are neglecting transit in their plans to combat climate change.

December 8, 2023

Calif. Using“Auxiliary Lane” Freeway Widening Loophole for Non-Aux Lane Projects

Beyond just using harmful loopholes legally, Metro and Caltrans deceptively bypass environmental regulations in order to keep on widening freeways.

December 8, 2023

Talking Headways Podcast: Sausage Making and the ADA

"It is fundamentally inappropriate to keep charging disabled people twice as much," our guest Ron Brooks says.

December 7, 2023

The Real Reason Assaults Against Transit Workers Are On The Rise

Hint: it's not just because service has been slashed.

December 7, 2023
See all posts