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Thursday’s Headlines Are Voting

12:00 AM EDT on November 3, 2022

    • ICYMI: Transit funding measures are on the ballot in San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, Orlando, Boulder, Detroit and other cities and counties around the country. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • Reducing speeds is the only way to reduce traffic deaths. But education campaigns, police enforcement and new technology have mixed results and can sometimes be counterproductive. (Transportation for America)
    • Embattled Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority general manager Steve Poftak is stepping down in January, just in time for the next governor to name his replacement. (CommonWealth)
    • Denver voters will decide next week whether to institute a tax for the city to maintain sidewalks rather than rely on property owners. (Route Fifty)
    • In Tampa, many want to expand the TECO streetcar, but roadblocks in front of a tax to pay for it may stymie those desires. (83 Degrees)
    • A school bus driver shortage in Montgomery County, Maryland is forcing parents to drive their kids to school and leaving other students stranded. (Washington Post)
    • Seattle officials are considering raising car registration fees to pay for traffic safety projects and more school zone cameras. (The Urbanist)
    • Decisions by OPEC and oil companies have far more to do with gas prices than taxes, and gas-tax holidays tend to benefit the wealthy anyway. (Palm Beach Post)
    • Philadelphia's bike-share is increasing physical activity among users, according to a Drexel study. (WHYY)
    • BikinginLA takes down an anti-bike lane Steve Lopez column in the L.A. Times that drivers are latching onto, even though there's no such bike lane.
    • Woodward Avenue is going on a road diet north of the Motor City. (Axios Detroit)
    • Harrisburg has launched a bike-share program. (Patriot-News)
    • Alexandria, Virginia, is embarking on a multi-year effort to rename cities streets christened for Confederates. (ALXnow)
    • Wooooh: The Missing Middle is here to destroy your neighborhood's character! And more urban planning Halloween costumes. (Greater Greater Washington)

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