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Friday’s Headlines Are Cracking Open a Cold One

12:00 AM EDT on September 23, 2022

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    • The National Transportation Safety Board proposed that all new vehicles be equipped with alcohol sensors by 2030 to prevent drunk driving. (Ars Technica)
    • Uber will require its drivers to switch to electric vehicles by 2030, but hasn't said if or how it will help them pay for it. (Jalopnik)
    • Micromobility could soon include three- and four-wheeled vehicles that fall somewhere between bikes and cars. (McKinsey)
    • Leaving sidewalks in disrepair encourages people to drive cars. (Arch Daily)
    • California's Prop 22 pushed wages for Uber and Lyft drivers down to $6.20 an hour after expenses. They'd be making $11 more if they were classified as employees instead of contractors. (Wired)
    • California regulators are considering requiring big rigs to be zero-emissions by 2040. (Los Angeles Times)
    • The L.A. city council voted to approve 3,000 new transit shelters. (KCET)
    • Drivers have killed more than 100 cyclists in Harris County, Texas, since 2017. (Houston Chronicle)
    • A downtown Houston business group is proposing $737 million in "green" and multimodal amenities trying to make the widely unpopular I-35 widening more palatable. (Houston Public Media)
    • Austin has applied for $23 million in federal funds to make streets safer. (Austin Chronicle)
    • Some new bus lanes, bike lanes and other infrastructure put into place during Boston's Orange Line shutdown will remain permanent. (CBS News)
    • A Portland lawyer is going to court seeking to force the Oregon DOT to release public comments on the controversial I-5 Rose Quarter project. (Willamette Week)
    • The Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority is expanding, and it's looking for inspiration in ... Indianapolis? (AJC)
    • Omaha's proposed streetcar is putting a bike lane pilot project in jeopardy. (Fox 42)
    • Westword profiles Denver walking evangelist Jonathon Stalls.
    • Spectrum News profiles Lori Burchett, the new head of Cincinnati's streetcar.
    • And you'll look sweet / Upon the seat / Of an (e-)bicycle built for two. (Mass Transit)

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