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Thursday’s Headlines Are Ridin’ With Biden

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    • President Biden is touting infrastructure funding for Baltimore and Hudson River train tunnels in the runup to his state of the union address next week. (CNN)
    • The U.S. DOT is awarding $800 million in grants to 500 communities with the highest rates of traffic deaths, and launching new tools to help those communities pinpoint where to spend it. (Washington Post)
    • Electric vehicles are too big and too expensive, and they ought to be taxed by weight. (Slate)
    • A recent study found that charging a mid-priced EV is more expensive than filling up the tank of an equivalent internal combustion car. (Jalopnik)
    • Working from home has reduced commute times by an average of two hours a week. (World Economic Forum)
    • Protected bike infrastructure is especially important for women, who are actually more likely to be hit by cars because they're more likely than men to follow traffic laws. (Harvard Gazette)
    • Driverless cars are causing chaos in San Francisco, but the city is powerless to stop them because they're regulated by the state. (Standard)
    • The new police chief at Denver's transit agency is cracking down on violence and harassment, and will no longer let people ride trains indefinitely. (CBS News)
    • I-277 tore apart Black neighborhoods in Charlotte and should be removed or turned into a surface road. (UNC Charlotte Urban Institute)
    • Charlotte is considering building roads first and pushing back transit projects to win approval from Republican state lawmakers for a $13.5 billion transportation tax. (WFAE)
    • The Oregon DOT is finally recognizing e-bikes in planning for charging infrastructure. (Bike Portland)
    • Columbus, Ohio is considering lowering downtown speed limits to 25 miles per hour. (ABC 6)
    • Entitled drivers have been whining about parking for 100 years. (Streetsblog NYC)

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