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Tuesday’s Headlines Are Too Poor to Drive

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    • With income inequality growing and the cost of owning a car rising, people without cars who must walk or use shoddy transit are increasingly cut off from jobs, schooling and services. (Salon)
    • Charging drivers to use increasingly precious curb space for parking and deliveries could be transit agencies' ticket to a post-pandemic fiscal recovery. (Governing)
    • A coalition of 22 transportation, equity and environmental groups are criticizing the Biden administration for backing down from its fix-it-first approach to road construction. (NRDC)
    • "The Free Streets Manifesto" shows how to transform streets into places where people gather and enjoy themselves. (Pop Up City)
    • Philadelphia transit agency SEPTA is mothballing the King of Prussia rail line after getting a negative reaction from the Federal Transit Administration. (Billy Penn)
    • Seattle's light rail expansion is underfunded, and what's getting built is going to be different from what voters approved. (The Urbanist)
    • The Washington State Supreme Court ruled that a man was "unlawfully seized" during a fare check, but upheld that fare checks are legal. (KUOW)
    • Victims of traffic violence in Washington, D.C. don't need an audit to tell them the city's Vision Zero program is failing. (Washington Post)
    • Two years into Vision Zero, Chapel Hill isn't showing much improvement from education and enforcement. (WRAL)
    • Following the success of a nine-euro monthly transit pass last summer, Germany has approved a 49-euro version covering all regional rail, metros, trams and buses nationwide. (The Guardian)
    • This week Berlin voters will decide whether to push up their city's carbon-neutral target date from 2045 to 2030. (The Mayor)

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