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Monday’s Headlines Look Forward to Cleaner Trains

12:00 AM EDT on September 26, 2022

No more of these diesels.

    • Amtrak pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2045. (Washington Post)
    • The Environmental Protection Agency has created a new office of climate justice to rectify the effects of pollution and climate change on low-income and minority communities. (New York Times)
    • Chatter is starting up again about a potential Pete Buttigieg run for president in 2024. (The Hill)
    • California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law lifting parking mandates on new developments near transit. (Cal Matters)
    • The long-delayed Crenshaw-LAX light rail line will open Oc. 7. (Los Angeles Times)
    • Three driverless Cruise vehicles were involved in crashes in one night in San Francisco. (KRON)
    • "I don't see cars as the enemy. I see traffic and wasted time as the enemy. Pollution is the enemy," Boston Mayor Michelle Wu told the Boston Globe in response to a Boston Herald editorial.
    • The Buffalo News editorial board says drivers must learn to share the road with bikes and pedestrians.
    • Omaha is removing its first and only protected bike lane, prompting Bike Walk Nebraska to end a partnership with the city. (WOWT)
    • Ann Arbor is removing on-street parking to extend a bikeway on Division Street. (MLive)
    • The Austin Transit Partnership, created to oversee the $10 billion Project Connect transit expansion plan, passed its first budget. (KXAN)
    • The Houston Metro passed its largest-ever budget at nearly $1.8 billion. (Community Impact)
    • USA Today fact-checks a viral false claim about rising gas taxes in Colorado.
    • London authorities arrested a 17-year-old in connection with the recent Uber hack. (The Verge)

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