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Friday’s Headlines Are Coming From Inside the House

12:00 AM EST on February 10, 2023

    • Remember when Agenda 21 was a secret UN plot to take away our golfs? Well, the 15-minute city isn't a global climate lockdown conspiracy, either. (USA Today)
    • If you think parking adds to housing costs now, wait until developers have to start making spaces bigger to accommodate increasingly ginormous SUVs and trucks that won't fit in a typical space. (Vice)
    • A bipartisan bill in the U.S. House would create a bank for investment in state and local infrastructure projects. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • A new U.S. DOT tool can tell you exactly how dangerous your community's streets are. (Streetsblog)
    • Missouri and Montana are the last two states without a distracted driver law, but that could change this year. (Route Fifty)
    • A California county settled a lawsuit for $4.5 million that was filed by the family of a Black man who died after being tased by police who spotted him jaywalking. (New York Times)
    • Upzoning around transit stops could result in a million new housing units in Seattle. (Next City)
    • Dallas Area Rapid Transit is handing out $234 million worth of excess sales taxes to member communities, and Dallas plans to spend its share on greenways, sidewalks and handicapped accessibility. (D Magazine)
    • Upstate New York transit agencies want a dedicated source of funding outside of what's allocated to New York City. (Spectrum News)
    • An investigation launched by the board of Hillsborough County, Florida, transit agency into the CEO's fiscal practices has yielded little after two months. (Tampa Bay Times)
    • Philadelphia teachers are leaving over parking complaints, and the city says it can't do anything (Inquirer). How about making it so teachers don't have to drive to work?
    • Europe, India and China are electrifying rail, so why not the U.S.? (Clean Technica)
    • Transit project setbacks aren't confined to the U.S., though. Spain recently spent $258 million on trains that are too big to fit through its tunnels. (MSN)
    • An underwater tunnel connecting Denmark and Germany will be the world's longest that includes both road and rail. (The Mayor)
    • A new fleet of pink buses caters to women in Karachi, Pakistan, a country where sexual harassment on crowded transit is rampant. (The Guardian)
    • Dubai is building an air-conditioned bike path that apparently won't be as bad for the climate as that sounds. (Momentum)

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