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Thursday’s Headlines Will Never Mislead You

National Transportation Safety Board chair Jennifer Homendy. Official NTSB photo.

    • The chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, Jennifer Homendy, accused the Biden administration of continuing to share a pervasive and misleading statistic that attributes almost all crashes to driver error, rather than bad road design and policy. (Associated Press)
    • Amtrak is temporarily cutting service due to employees coming down with Omicron. (New York Times)
    • Police have an incentive to hand out speeding tickets because most states use the revenue to fund criminal justice, creating a hardship for drivers who can't afford to pay. (Route Fifty)
    • Equity conversations around transportation often leave out people who can't drive or can't afford a car. (City Observatory)
    • Two self-driving shuttle companies went bankrupt last week, but the technology still holds long-term promise even if it's not profitable yet. (Forbes)
    • The Philadelphia Inquirer calls on Pennsylvania lawmakers to upgrade public transit.
    • The growing popularity of drive-throughs during the pandemic is crimping Charlotte's plans to become more walkable. (Axios)
    • Pinellas County, Florida officials want to cut pedestrian and cyclist deaths, which nearly doubled from 2020 to 2021. (St. Pete Catalyst)
    • Drivers have already killed two Hartford pedestrians this year, which matches the total for all of 2017. (Courant)
    • Cincinnati is updating its bike plan for the first time in 12 years. (WVXU)
    • Uncleared sidewalks are forcing Cleveland pedestrians to walk in the street. (News 5)
    • The Georgia DOT was going to install bike lanes on a busy Athens street, then removed them from its plans. (Flagpole)
    • D.C. Metro General Manager and CEO Paul Wiedefeld is retiring. (DCist)
    • London Mayor Sadiq Khan is floating a plan to charge motorists across the entire city based on time of journey, distance traveled and destination. He said the city needs to cut car trips by a quarter to meet 2030 emissions targets. (The Guardian)
    • Prague is offering free shared bike rides to residents who have a transit pass. (Expat)

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