Thursday’s Headlines Are Automatic

Photo: Mads Eneqvist, CC
Photo: Mads Eneqvist, CC
  • Automated enforcement gives cities the tools to catch repeat traffic offenders, but the worst drivers are still on the streets. (City Lab)
  • Amid rising cyclist and pedestrian deaths, U.S. House Democrats have introduced a bill encouraging states to fill in gaps in their bike networks, named after the diplomat who was killed on a bike by a driver in Maryland last year. (Smart Cities Dive, Streetsblog USA)
  • Car-sharing offers an alternative to urban parking and could bring down housing costs if more widespread. (Urban Land)
  • Planting street trees makes cities more resilient to heat waves and climate change. (Planetizen)
  • Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and other Republicans need to educate themselves on the benefits of e-bikes and bike infrastructure. (Bicycling)
  • A survey of Seattle commuters found that faster, more frequent service and availability of denser housing near stops would get more people to ride transit. (The Urbanist)
  • Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell is paying a consultant $280,000 to lobby Sound Transit for his positions on light rail. (Seattle Times)
  • The Biden administration awarded Houston a $150 million grant for a 25-mile bus rapid transit line. (Axios)
  • Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill allowing police to impound vehicles belonging to repeat reckless driving offenders. (Wis Politics)
  • Will Philadelphia’s Vision Zero program continue once Mayor Jim Kenney leaves office? (Audacy)
  • A $9 million Virginia state grant will allow Richmond to improve its 500 most dangerous intersections. (WTVR)
  • Pittsburgh bikeshare POGOH is adding 220 bikes and 22 new stations. (Pittsburgh Magazine)
  • California will require half of all heavy trucks sold there to be electric by 2035. (New York Times)
  • Former Obama administration transportation secretary Ray LaHood says a lack of federal investment is holding up California high-speed rail. (Cal Matters)
  • In a tactic straight out of Guantanamo, the L.A. Metro is blasting loud classical music in subway stations to drive out the homeless. (Curbed)