While in Phoenix Friday, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced a $158 million grant to expand light rail. (ABC 15)
A Milwaukee man drove his SUV through a Wisconsin Christmas parade Sunday night, killing five people and injuring 48, many of them children. Darrell E. Brooks Jr., 39, was out on bail related to an incident earlier this month in which he was accused of running over a woman in a parking lot. He faces five counts of first-degree intentional homicide. (CNN)
Supporters of expanding L.A. Metro light rail into San Bernardino County are eying California’s $31 billion budget surplus. (Daily Bulletin)
A Cincinnati council member wants to expand the city’s streetcar. The route is currently only three miles long. (Fox 19)
Des Moines is converting two downtown streets from one-way to two-way, which should slow down drivers, and adding bike lanes. (Register)
This YouTube video by Not Just Bikes explains why the Netherlands’ emphasis on walking, biking and transit makes life easier for drivers, too.
Honda is testing technology in Japan allowing cars to essentially text pedestrians and tell them to get out of the way (Jalopnik). So where’s the technology pedestrians can use to tell cars to slow down?
Speed kills, especially on city streets teeming with pedestrians and cyclists. The investigative news nonprofit ProPublica has produced an interactive graph that deftly conveys how just a few miles per hour can spell the difference between life and death when a person is struck by a motorist. ProPublica’s Lena Groeger used data from the AAA Safety Foundation to chart the plummeting […]
Network blog Systemic Failure ought to write a book about how federal regulations undermine train travel in the U.S. It would be a long one. Today he cites the case of how TSA regulations inhibit California’s large Hispanic population from riding Amtrak. Again, the federal transportation safety apparatus gets in the way of actual safety: […]
Editor’s note: How many times have you seen drivers decide that the bike or bus lane would be the perfect place to idle in their cars — even if it forces cyclists out into dangerous traffic, or slows down what’s supposed to be a rapid bus route? Chicago has a great idea to stop that […]