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Friday’s Headlines Move Pretty Fast

12:00 AM EST on February 24, 2023

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    • It could be the expense, or anxiety, or the fact that their social lives are online, but teenagers don't seem to want to drive much anymore. (Washington Post)
    • The reason why subways cost so much more in the U.S. than the rest of the world can be summed up in one word: consultants. American transit agencies have outsourced their engineering expertise to the private sector. (Slate)
    • There isn't any new technology that's going to save transit. They key is to use tools that already exist to create a seamless and equitable system for users. (Mass Transit)
    • Autonomous vehicles will only reduce the need for parking if they're shared, pooled and complement transit, and the greatest benefits would be seen in auto-centric suburban areas, according to a study paid for by AV company Waymo. (Urbanism Next)
    • If a California bill is approved, drivers will be charged to register vehicles based on weight, partially because heavier vehicles may be more dangerous to cyclists and pedestrians. (Los Angeles Times)
    • St. Petersburg will keep its new Sunrunner bus rapid transit line fare-free for another six months. (Tampa Bay Times)
    • Before redesigning its bus routes, Philadelphia transit agency SEPTA is looking at Houston, Baltimore, Miami and other cities that recently went through the same process. (Inquirer)
    • Ohio legislators dropped a provision in the state transportation budget that would have killed a popular Cleveland bike lane project. (Statehouse News Bureau)
    • Cincinnati's Red Bike bikeshare is expanding into more neighborhoods (Local 12). And bike lanes are included in the design for a new bridge between Ohio and Kentucky (WCPO).
    • Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan have an agreement for 400 public e-scooters and could add 100 e-bikes as well. (WEMU)
    • If you desire to look at it, the New Orleans Times-Picayune has a streetcar photo essay.

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