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Happy New Year! Monday’s Headlines Are the First of 2022

    • Some good news to kick off the new year: Sen. Joe Manchin is willing to reopen negotiations on Build Back Better, which contains billions for transit. (Axios)
    • The National Labor Relations Board could make it harder for Uber and Lyft to deny drivers' labor rights. (Jalopnik)
    • Big-box retailers like Walmart are starting to scale back their massive parking lots. (The Real Deal, Streetsblog USA)
    • City Lab compiled some 2021 stories about climate change.
    • The federal infrastructure package includes $911 million in funding for North Carolina transit. The state currently ranks just 28th in transit spending. (Raleigh News & Observer)
    • The Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority is seeking federal approval for a $300 million bus rapid transit line in Clayton County. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
    • Half of Nashville crashes happen on just 6 percent of city streets. (WLPN)
    • A man who threatened to shoot members of a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority committee during an online meeting just months after a mass shooting at a VTA train yard received only probation. (San Jose Mercury News)
    • A Jacksonville gas tax hike that will fund transit, trails and other transportation projects took effect Saturday. (Action News Jax)
    • Another law that took effect Jan. 1 requires taxi and ride-hailing companies in Oregon to provide insurance for drivers and passengers. (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
    • Housing density, better transit and safer streets are on the minds of Savannah Morning News readers entering 2022.
    • The Cleveland Plain Dealer lists 21 Ohio bike trails to explore this year.
    • The Stranger shames Seattle property owners who won't shovel their sidewalks.

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