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Tuesday’s Headlines Believe the Children Are Our Future

12:00 AM EST on January 25, 2022

    • After years of losing riders to Uber and Lyft, taxis are making a comeback by embracing apps and mobile payment. But drivers still face challenges from COVID and medallion costs. (Next City)
    • Quick-build projects can big a big difference, and gentrification fears shouldn't be an excuse not to invest in communities. Those were two takeaways from a Smart Growth America equity summit.
    • Artificial intelligence could help create more equitable congestion pricing systems. (Route 50)
    • CityLab profiles the young climate activists fighting the I-5 expansion in Portland's Rose Quarter, who won a couple of recent victory when the feds rescinded environmental approval (BikePortland) and Oregon DOT officials said the project is facing a $500 million shortfall (Oregonian).
    • Remote work is devastating New York commuter rail, with ticket sales down 75 percent. (NY Times)
    • A Massachusetts bill would force 175 suburban Boston cities to build hundreds of thousands of new apartments near transit stops. (Slate)
    • It's time for Austin to end minimum parking requirements citywide. (Towers)
    • Drivers have already killed five cyclists and pedestrians in Montgomery County, Maryland, this year, denoting a lack of progress on Vision Zero. (Bethesda Magazine)
    • Residents are also demanding safer streets in Nashville, where drivers killed 39 pedestrians in 2020, 37 last year and three already in 2022. (WSMV)
    • In Omaha, drivers have sent 13 pedestrians to the hospital in January. (KETV)
    • Cincinnati officials are considering turning a proposed multi-use path into a protected bike lane to free up money for other bike projects. (WCPO)
    • Asheville is spending $2.8 million to build nearly a mile of new sidewalk. (WLOS)

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