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Monday’s Headlines Get Schooled

12:00 AM EDT on October 24, 2022

You can’t take the cheese wagon to community college.

    • Lack of transportation is a key hurdle for many carless students attending community college. (Marketplace)
    • So far, Democrats' 2021 infrastructure act has a mixed record on preventing climate change. (USA Today)
    • The environmental movement is actually undermining efforts to reign in greenhouse gas emissions by delaying much-needed projects. (The Atlantic)
    • Mercedes has committed to a Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths by 2050, starting with collecting data on driver behavior. (Car Buzz)
    • Audi has developed new technology that alerts drivers when they're about to hit a cyclist they may not be able to see. (Curbed)
    • In-demand campaign surrogate Pete Buttigieg talked infrastructure in Orlando with Florida Senate candidate Val Demings (WESH) and stumped for another Senate candidate, Mandela Barnes, in Wisconsin (Channel 3000).
    • Lyft's cofounder admits that driverless cars are at least a decade away from becoming widespread. (Tech Crunch)
    • Lacking funding and under attack by Republican lawmakers, the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority is facing an existential crisis. (Tampa Bay Times)
    • The Chicago Transit Authority papered over a $400 million shortfall with federal funds and released a $1.8 billion budget that includes no fare hikes or service cuts. (Sun-Times)
    • Uber has spent more than $100,000 fighting a Maine referendum on raising the minimum wage to $18. (News Center Maine)
    • A San Diego police officer says coworkers retaliated against her after she reported an instance of racial discrimination during a jaywalking stop (CBS 8). Meanwhile, a Fresno officer was found at fault for running over a man sleeping on a sidewalk (Bee).
    • Milwaukee saw more biking and fewer drivers speeding on revamped streets in 2021. (Spectrum News)
    • The Seattle DOT is delaying a Beacon Hill bike lane for yet another study that could kill the project. (The Urbanist)
    • The husband of a U.S. diplomat killed by a driver while riding her bike in Maryland has organized a bike ride to raise awareness of the need for safer streets. (WUSA)
    • In Alaska, moose are just another user on multi-use trails. (Bicycling)

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