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Friday’s Headlines Have Their Fingers Crossed

    • An upcoming Supreme Court case will decide whether the EPA even has the power to restrict greenhouse gas emissions. (Vox)
    • The problem with Big Tech's vision of a future filled with autonomous vehicles is that it takes car dependency as a given when ordinary public transit is safer, cheaper and more efficient. (Fast Company)
    • The updated Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices inexplicably left out many ideas for making streets safer. (The Urbanist)
    • A conservative think tank is advancing the argument that more gas and oil production is good, actually, because the alternative is to burn even dirtier coal. (Washington Post)
    • Consolidation and competition from freight and buses, and later cars, killed off L.A.'s streetcar system, once the grandest in the country. (Los Angeles Times)
    • The Memphis Area Transit Authority is testing a new streetcar on a trolley line that last ran in 2014. (WREG)
    • Clayton County officials approved plans for a bus rapid transit line through the Atlanta suburb. (AJC)
    • San Diego labor and environmental groups are gathering signatures to put a sales tax hike for transportation on the ballot in 2022. (Voice of San Diego)
    • A proposal for a monorail linking Miami Beach with the mainland barely snuck through a citizens' transportation panel. (Miami Today)
    • Portland should not go along with plans for a 12-lane I-5 bridge over the Columbia River (City Observatory).
    • A new bike- and bus-only lane in Madison has cleared up a confusing bottlenecks, although bikes and buses must share a lane in one direction while buses run in traffic in the other because the city wouldn't remove parking. (Wisconsin State Journal)
    • Kentucky christened a 265-mile bike trail, but unfortunately it appears to be little more than signage along two-lane country roads. (WLKY)
    • If you ignore all of Qatar's human rights abuses, as CNN Travel did, the new metro it's building for the 2022 World Cup could be the future of transit.

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