Tuesday’s Headlines Are Down in the Flood

Water rushing into the Hoboken PATH station through an elevator shaft after Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Photo credit: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Water rushing into the Hoboken PATH station through an elevator shaft after Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Photo credit: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Fare-free transit is more equitable and boosts ridership, but may not have much impact on climate change. That’s because the ridership gains from going fare-free mostly come from people who would have walked, biked or stayed home, rather than driven. (City Lab)
  • A lack of transit investment means that average people must pay more for transportation. (Government Technology)
  • Safer streets not only save lives, but improve the quality of life. (World Economic Forum)
  • Walking can be faster than driving—if you count the amount of time you have to spend working to pay for the car and the gas. (Arch Daily)
  • Austin’s Project Connect provides lessons for other communities that are about to see a major influx of infrastructure funding. (Eno Center for Transportation)
  • Vancouver, Washington, light-rail riders are excited about the new I-5 bridge to Portland (KPTV), but Bike Portland is critical of the route, which avoids downtown.
  • Memphis public transportation advocates say they aren’t seeing results from an influx of funding that was meant to beef up service in low-income neighborhoods. (Action News 5)
  • Denver advocates are pushing for an initiative creating an annual property fee to fund sidewalk construction. (Westword)
  • San Diego’s last surviving pandemic-era “slow street” is under threat. (Union-Tribune)
  • Indianapolis cyclists are fighting back against drivers who block bike lanes. (WRTV)
  • This Twitter account reminds users of all the bike projects that Nashville isn’t building. (Scene)
  • Elon Musk thinks subway tunnels don’t flood. Tell that to people in New York City, or Berlin, or Paris, or Mumbai, or Toronto … (Gizmodo)

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