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Surface parking in downtown San Jose, California.

    • Raising gas taxes and ending subsidies are effective at discouraging gas consumption, but rarely do governments stick with such policies long enough to make a difference. (UCLA Newsroom)
    • The Federal Transit Administration is investing in an electric bus testing center at Ohio State that could help more agencies electrify their fleets. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • Lyft is now recycling e-bike and scooter batteries. (The Verge)
    • Oregon cities are suing the state to block a new climate law ending parking mandates and requiring them to plan for better transit, biking and walking infrastructure. (The Oregonian)
    • The Anchorage city council just became the latest one to eliminate parking minimums for new construction and remodels. (Must Read Alaska)
    • A new Denver bus rapid transit line was recently approved and is scheduled to open in 2026. (Denverite)
    • A Phoenix light rail extension is 60 percent finished and scheduled to open in 2024. (Axios)
    • Detroit scuttled a paratransit contract after a council member changed their vote because the company has been accused of providing subpar service, meaning service will be cut 70 percent until a new provider is found. (Detroit News)
    • Portland's Biketown bike-share network has already set a record for yearly ridership in 2022. (Bike Portland)
    • Tacoma's transit plans call for bypassing downtown and some of the city's busiest destinations. (The Urbanist)
    • Two disabled Washington, D.C. drivers are suing the city over protected bike lanes they say prevent them from getting out of their vehicles. (Post)
    • Pedestrian deaths have hit a 20-year high in Milwaukee. (TMJ 4)
    • Several Massachusetts transit agencies are going fare-free over the holidays. (Globe)
    • Oslo, Norway, is serious about meeting its emissions targets. (PBS News Hour)
    • German officials are calling for a 33 percent windfall tax on oil and gas profits. (Reuters)

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