Skip to Content
Streetsblog USA home
Streetsblog USA home
Log In

Friday’s Headlines Are Blinded by the Light

Credit: Ricardo Martinez Gonzalez via Pexels

    • Blinding headlights are just another reason why tall SUVs and pickup trucks are so dangerous (Streetsblog). This new video from Not Just Bikes enumerates all the other reasons.
    • President Biden's proposed budget includes funding for rail safety and eliminates tax breaks for oil and gas companies. (Reuters)
    • With questions about hacking and technology's ability to recognize humans, more than 80 percent of Americans are wary of autonomous vehicles, according to a new survey. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • A Florida bill would merge the transit agencies of metro Tampa's two main counties, with the support of local officials. (WUSF)
    • A trans woman was attacked at a Minneapolis light rail station, but the suspects haven't been charged with a hate crime. (Minnesota Public Radio)
    • A proposed Minnesota law would require Uber and Lyft to pay drivers a minimum wage and provide benefits. (Reformer)
    • Austin's CapMetro received $65 million from the Federal Transit Administration to help pay for two high-frequency bus lines already under construction. (KUT)
    • Omaha officials revealed a route and more details about its proposed streetcar. (WOWT)
    • Denver's East Colfax bus rapid transit line is entering its final design phase. (Axios)
    • Residents in rural Colorado, where most of the roads are, are mad they might lose funding under a state law giving greater priority to transit and environmentally friendly transportation projects. (Sun)
    • Is West Virginia ready for the growth the D.C. Metro's Silver Line will bring? (Greater Greater Washington)
    • A Columbia, Missouri nonprofit held a "walk about" where volunteers toured sidewalks looking for spots the city should repair. (Missourian)
    • Detroit is now accepting applications for a $25 million sidewalk repair fund. (Detroit News)
    • A Dallas sophomore and aspiring urban planner became a safe-streets activists after the city removed a crosswalk near his school. (D Magazine)
    • Los Angeles may not be a safe place to walk, or even aesthetically pleasing from the sidewalk, but walking there is still a great way to get to know the city. (New York Times Magazine)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog USA

Friday’s Headlines Got Served

Another day, another GOP lawsuit trying to overturn a Biden administration climate change rule.

April 19, 2024

Disabled People Are Dying in America’s Crosswalks — But We’re Not Counting Them

The data on traffic fatalities and injuries doesn’t account for their needs or even count them. Better data would enable better solutions.

April 19, 2024

LA: Automated Enforcement Coming Soon to a Bus Lane Near You

Metro is already installing on-bus cameras. Soon comes testing, outreach, then warning tickets. Wilshire/5th/6th and La Brea will be the first bus routes in the bus lane enforcement program.

April 18, 2024

Talking Headways Podcast: Charging Up Transportation

This week, we talk to the great Gabe Klein, executive director of President Biden's Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (and a former Streetsblog board member), about curbside electrification.

April 18, 2024

Why Does the Vision Zero Movement Stop At the Edge of the Road?

U.S. car crash deaths are nearly 10 percent higher if you count collisions that happen just outside the right of way. So why don't off-road deaths get more air time among advocates?

April 18, 2024
See all posts