Skip to Content
Streetsblog USA home
Streetsblog USA home
Log In

Wednesday’s Headlines Are Thankful

Photo: Ildar Sagdejev

    • Los Angeles Magazine feels very sorry for Rebecca Grossman, an L.A. socialite who's become something of a pariah. All she did was kill two children with her Mercedes while apparently racing a former major league pitcher with whom she may or may not have been having an affair, but definitely did drink margaritas with beforehand.
    • Thanksgiving is the most dangerous holiday to drive, according to one study, and Texas is the most dangerous state to be driving in (Houston Chronicle). Streetsblog also looked into the issue.
    • Orders for electric buses are coming in fast after the Federal Transit Administration awarded $1.6 billion in grants, but supply-chain issues mean those buses will be delivered more slowly. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • Greater Greater Washington has a five-part series on how to make D.C.'s deadliest streets safer.
    • Broward County, Florida's penny sales tax for transportation is enough to fund light rail and seven bus rapid transit projects. (WLRN)
    • Lyft is withdrawing its bikes and scooters from the Los Angeles area. (Santa Monica Daily Press)
    • New Orleans lacks bike lanes in poor neighborhoods, according to a report from a bike advocacy group. (Times-Picayune)
    • The Milwaukee County Transit System is eliminating some routes and reducing frequency on others as it faces still-low ridership and the loss of federal funds. (Journal-Sentinel)
    • The Seattle DOT is against tactical urbanism, and becomes pretty defensive when residents say there's no other way to get things like crosswalks done. (Public Cola)
    • Oklahoma City streetcar rides are free on weekends during the holidays. (KFOR)
    • Jesus didn't rise from the dead; he was Lyfted. (Associated Press)
    • A woman who lost four fingers in a car crash as a child in Texas started making chalk art on Chicago sidewalks as a way to get outside with her daughter during the pandemic. (Sun-Times)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog USA

Friday’s Headlines Go Back to the Future

If you liked the first Trump administration's transportation policies, you're going to love the second Trump administration's transportation policies.

July 19, 2024

Advocates Share What It Takes to Fight Highway Expansions in Court 

What does it take to sue your state DOT? Time, money, the right partners, and a little creativity, a recent survey of activists found.

July 19, 2024

Friday Video: Paris Does it Again

Come for the bike-friendly streets, but stay for adopt-a-tree program and all the car-free school roadways.

July 19, 2024

Talking Headways Podcast: IrrePLACEable

Kevin Kelley on his book Irreplaceable: How to Create Extraordinary Places that Bring People Together, and the future of downtowns.

July 18, 2024

This Heat Wave is a Car Dependency Problem

Our quickly warming planet has a unique impact on people who don't or can't drive — and we need policy action to protect their health.

July 18, 2024
See all posts