Skip to Content
Streetsblog USA home
Streetsblog USA home
Log In

Wednesday’s Headlines Guzzle Gas

    • As of this writing, many races are still too close to call, but if Democrats lose, it may be because voters aren't aware of the infrastructure act — one of their signature achievements. (Politico)
    • High gas prices didn't stop drivers from setting an all-time high for gasoline usage in fiscal 2022. (Eno Center for Transportation)
    • In Dublin, bus riders are tired of waiting on "ghost buses" that appear on apps but never show up in real life (Irish Times). It's a problem in the U.S., too, and the unreliability is costing transit agencies riders (Transit Center).
    • Transit, walking and biking may be better for the climate, but if electric cars aren't part of the mix, vast swaths of American suburbia will turn into blight. (CleanTechnica)
    • Why are slow-moving e-scooters regulated when automakers get to run ads insinuating that speed equals freedom? (Forbes)
    • Congestion pricing discourages driving, but there may be more progressive ways to achieve that goal. (Current Affairs)
    • New Jersey turnpike widening opponents have seized on an engineering report that bolsters their case. (
    • Charlotte's transportation plans emphasize transit, walking and biking. (ITS International)
    • After 12 years of planning, a Midtown Atlanta bike lane is finally becoming a reality. (Urbanize Atlanta)
    • Minneapolis has decided against the city shoveling snow off sidewalks itself, even though one property owner neglecting their responsibility can make a whole block inaccessible. (Axios)
    • The Maryland DOT is adding a sidewalk along a state highway. (WTOP)
    • Alexandria is conducting "walk audits" to find pedestrian safety issues around schools. (ALXnow)
    • More than 1,000 students in the Barcelona area participate in "bicibús," where children bike to school en masse, stopping to pick up others along the way. (Reasons to Be Cheerful)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog USA

Wednesday’s Headlines Are in a Good Place

How should we react to public indifference about the danger cars pose to society? Perhaps a sitcom has something to teach us.

July 24, 2024

Opinion: Is Kamala Harris ‘The Climate President We’ve Been Waiting For’?

Kamala Harris fought hard for a better transportation plan in the San Diego region despite big political risks. If elected president, will she do the same for the country?

July 24, 2024

America is Setting Micromobility Records — But That Boom Could Go Bust Without Public Funding

Shared bike and scooter trips soared 20 percent in a single year. So why are so many U.S. systems shutting down — and what will it take to keep the revolution rolling?

July 24, 2024

Get on the bus! Advocates Urge Mayor Johnson to Save Chicago Greyhound Terminal

According to the letter, rehabbing the station would cost less that $40M, a small fraction of the price tag of many other local transportation projects.

July 23, 2024

Tuesday’s Headlines Are Running Hard

More political news: Today's top stories delve into Kamala Harris' record on climate change and Republicans' plans for the Trump administration if he returns to power.

July 23, 2024
See all posts