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Tuesday’s Headlines Are Capped Out

12:00 AM EST on January 18, 2022

    • Fare-capping gives transit riders who can't afford to buy long-term passes access to the same low fares for unlimited rides without having to pay upfront. It could be a tool to make transit more equitable and lure back riders lost during the pandemic. (Next City)
    • Railway Age breaks down how Amtrak could spend $58 billion earmarked for intercity rail in the infrastructure act.
    • Micromobility companies like Bird and Lyft — private companies that are worth billions — want subsidies from taxpayers so they can expand. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • City officials and cyclists all over the country are divided on whether e-scooters belong on bike paths. (Wired)
    • Denver is now over halfway done with a five-year project to build 125 miles of protected bike lanes. (Denver Post)
    • One Florida school system is so hard up for bus drivers that it's considering hiring Uber or paying parents to drive their kids to school. (WFLA)
    • After near-record number of traffic deaths in 2021, San Jose drivers have already killed four people this year. (Spotlight)
    • Residents are growing more accepting of Detroit bike lanes and starting to use them more, although concerns about gentrification remain. (WDET)
    • A private group has raised $10 million in donations for a 34-mile urban trail around Cincinnati. (Spectrum News)
    • After a failed attempt with Zagster, Wilmington, North Carolina, is restarting talks to bring in a bike-share company. (Port City Daily)
    • Quebec decided that pranking a bunch of people into watching themselves get run over to deter jaywalking is a better use of government funding than, you know, trying to get drivers to stop running people over. (YouTube)

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