Low-density sprawl of single family homes. Photo: Inhabitat
As oil companies reap record profits thanks to high gas prices, progressives are calling for a windfall tax. (
The Hill) Urban sprawl and auto-centric planning in U.S. cities are a major factor in climate change. (
Popular Science) The White House is enlisting watchdogs to guard against waste and fraud from the $1.2 trillion infrastructure law. (
Washington Post) Apartment-dwellers often have a hard time finding places to charge their electric vehicles overnight. (
USA Today) U.S. transit projects too often fall behind schedule, and a UC-Berkeley study found it’s because agencies are often too understaffed to properly plan them. (
Smart Cities Dive) California officials completed the environmental review for a 90-mile stretch of high-speed rail between Merced and San Jose, and agreed to renovate a Los Angeles train station. (
Streetsblog CAL) With billions of dollars in federal funding available, now would be a good time for Philadelphia to take another look at building the Roosevelt Boulevard subway. (
WHYY) Twin Cities transit ridership is slowly recovering, but Metro Transit is still experiencing staff shortages and route cuts. (
Pioneer Press) Residents of an Austin suburb will vote this week on whether to withdraw from the Capitol Metro transit system. (
American-Statesman) Boulder biking advocates are worried that a street redesign to accommodate drivers’ access to a new development will make it more dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians. (
Daily Camera) Kansas City doesn’t have a great transit system, but some riders still use it by choice.
KCUR has their stories.