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Money, That’s What Friday’s Headlines Want

12:00 AM EDT on March 25, 2022

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    • Transportation is a low-margin, often unprofitable business or service that will require more government investment to become sustainable. (Newsweek)
    • People moved out of the densest parts of cities to more suburban areas during the first year of the pandemic, but that trend seems to be reversing. (Pew Trusts)
    • The Biden administration is drafting an executive order invoking the Defense Production Act to boost the mining of minerals needed to produce batteries for electric vehicles. (The Intercept)
    • A Center for American Progress report lays out how cities and states can use federal infrastructure funding to achieve climate goals.
    • The cost burden of switching to EVs is likely to fall on California's underpaid Uber and Lyft drivers, not the companies themselves. (Wired)
    • California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to send every driver in the state a $400 rebate to offset high gas prices, regardless of their income. Meanwhile, non-car owners would get nothing except perhaps free or reduced transit fare for three months. (Los Angeles Times)
    • The pandemic continues to shape transit ridership in Seattle, with some downtown white-collar workers returning on hybrid schedules but many opting to drive when they do go to the office. (Seattle Times)
    • Salt makes icy roads safer but also pollutes waterways, and one Minnesota environmentalist is pushing to reduce salt use through better application techniques. (Grist)
    • Philadelphia has entered talks with disabled residents to settle a 2019 lawsuit over inaccessible sidewalks. (WHYY)
    • It will take "many years" to fix all of Birmingham's crumbling sidewalks. (CBS 42)
    • The Atlanta City Council adopted legislation urging police to crack down on vehicles parked in bike lanes. (Reporter Newspapers)
    • A lack of public transportation in Northern England costs billions of pounds in productivity. (Centre for Cities)
    • Barcelona's pedestrian-first "superblocks" can be a model for other cities, especially those that are dense and have a proper street grid. (Fast Company)
    • The UN adopted a non-binding resolution pushing bikes as a solution to climate change. (Eltis)
    • For one Melbourne family, a cargo e-bike serves as their minivan. (The Driven)
    • Eric Trump tried to ridicule President Biden for riding a bike during the Ukraine crisis, and of course Twitter immediately pounced. (Indy 100)

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