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All Aboard Monday’s Headlines

12:00 AM EST on January 23, 2023

    • Amtrak is using federal infrastructure funds to replace 40-year-old rail cars on 14 long-distance routes. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • Despite raking in $200 billion in profits last year, oil companies are fighting proposed windfall taxes in California and Europe. (EWG)
    • Uber's lobbying activities in France are under investigation. (The Guardian)
    • Maryland's Purple Line is now five years behind schedule after another delay pushed the opening to mid-2027. (Washington Post)
    • Honolulu's long-delayed light rail line may finally open this spring. (Trains)
    • Omaha is still moving forward with a downtown streetcar despite billionaire investor and Omaha native Warren Buffett's opposition. (New York Times)
    • Bigger vehicles, more distractions and roads designed for speed contributed to Los Angeles' 300-plus traffic deaths last year. (L.A. Times)
    • When Lime removed shared Blue Bikes from New Orleans in 2021, activists reimagined it as a community-owned program. (Grist)
    • Transit agencies in Chicago and Philadelphia have committed to hiring more minority-owned contractors. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says federal employees working remotely are killing the city's economy. (Politico)
    • A developer is planning a walkable neighborhood in Houston's East End. (Houston Public Media)
    • A new Vision Zero report reveals Nashville's most dangerous streets. (WSMV)
    • Milwaukee joined the National Association of City Transportation Officials, the more safety-focused of two major professional transportation groups. (Urban Milwaukee)
    • When Starbucks customers repeatedly blocked an Arlington, Virginia, bike lane, the city took action. (ARLnow)
    • Denver's "snow angels" help people clear snow off their sidewalks who can't do it themselves (CBS News). Maybe they can take care of the bike lanes, too? (9 News)

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