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Tuesday’s Headlines Plan for the Future

12:00 AM EST on December 20, 2022

Credit: Valley Metro

    • Federal planning grants for transit-oriented development have the promise of transforming cities hollowed out by white flight. (Governing)
    • USA Today fact-checks false claims that e-scooters are being abandoned en masse due to the high cost of replacing their batteries.
    • Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling for management changes at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. (CBS News)
    • The California Transportation Commission awarded Los Angeles $200 million for six bike and pedestrian safety projects. (Urbanize L.A.)
    • Denver's Regional Transportation District is permanently closing two light rail lines that had been suspended during the pandemic. (Trains)
    • Maryland Gov.-elect Wes Moore has promised to revive the Red Line canceled by his predecessor, Larry Hogan, but will the federal government get onboard with the project a second time? (Washington Post)
    • With a Tampa Bay transportation tax defeated at the ballot box, the city could use redevelopment funds to extend the streetcar instead. (WMNF)
    • Harrisburg drivers have killed four people on Cameron Street in the past 16 months, but the city denies that it's dangerous and says it only needs routine maintenance. (Patriot-News)
    • Nashville has launched its first dockless e-bike pilot program. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • Chicago has raised penalties for drivers who block bike lanes. (Bicycling)
    • Portland drivers are often quick to trash bike lanes, and now they're literally knocking trash bins into bike lanes. (Bike Portland)

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