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Monday’s Headlines Didn’t Write Themselves

12:00 AM EDT on October 3, 2022

Photo credit: GM Cruise

    • The Federal Highway Administration has now approved all 50 states' plans for installing networks of electric vehicle chargers. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • GM-owned Cruise is planning to unleash 5,000 more autonomous vehicles despite warnings from San Francisco that they're dangerous (CNN). Meanwhile, watch out, Texas: Driverless Lyfts are now available in Austin (American-Statesman).
    • California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills decriminalizing most instances of jaywalking (San Francisco Chronicle) and giving pedestrians a head start when traffic lights change (Cal Bike). He also called for a windfall tax on oil and gas companies in light of soaring gas prices. (Los Angeles Times)
    • The L.A. city council is considering creating 100 miles of bus-only lanes within the next five years. (Urbanize LA)
    • Part of the D.C. Metro's plan to deal with a projected budget deficit is to crack down on fare evasion. (Washington Post)
    • A proposed bill in New York City would pay bounty hunters a share of the fine for catching drivers who block bus lanes. (NY Mag)
    • Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell's proposed budget includes $8 million for Vision Zero. (KING5)
    • The Federal Transit Administration has approved plans for a shorter Honolulu light rail line. (Hawaii Public Radio)
    • Breaking up a proposed Research Triangle light rail line into phases will make the project more susceptible to inflation. (Railroad Tracks and Structures)
    • Virginia Sen. Mark Warner earmarked $20 million for a bike and pedestrian bridge over the Potomac River. (WTOP)
    • A private donation has saved Omaha's lone protected bike lane for now. (KETV)
    • Greater Greater Washington continues its series on how D.C. popularized bike-shares.

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