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Wednesday’s Headlines Are Bigger, But Not Better

12:00 AM EDT on August 31, 2022

Ford Transit Connect, we will miss ye. Credit: Vauxford

    • Ginormous SUVs draw all the ire, but delivery vans are getting bigger, too. (The Drive)
    • Planetizen has a roundup of how states are spending the $2.2 billion in RAISE grants the Biden government recently announced.
    • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has some nutty ideas about climate change (Florida Phoenix), but that didn't stop him from taking credit (FLGov) for emissions-free bus grants.
    • Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is calling for additional federal help to avoid transit cuts. (WBUR)
    • A free T is more important than ever as inflation widens Boston's inequality. (Harvard Political Review)
    • IndyGo is grappling with ballooning costs for Indianapolis' third bus rapid transit line. (Star)
    • Traffic deaths are declining in Arizona, bucking the national trend. (Tucson Sentinel)
    • Officials are floating the idea of an Austin-to-San Antonio bus line. (Express-News)
    • Vermont is the first state to offer residents a rebate on e-bike purchases. (Streetsblog USA)
    • Much like the local college football team, the Fayetteville area's bus stops are terrible, often just a bare patch of dirt and a sign. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)
    • Parking Dispute Turns Senselessly Violent, Volume Infinity: Houston Edition. (KXXV)
    • European cities are scrambling to limit commutes to 20 minutes. (BBC)
    • The world's coolest street is Rue Wellington in Montreal. (CNN)

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