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Friday’s Headlines Are Fitter and Happier

12:00 AM EDT on April 28, 2023

    • Highlighting the need for rural intercity transit, Montana Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat, says he'll block all of President Biden's nominees to the Amtrak board until the board has representation from Western states. (The Hill)
    • Historian Nicholas Dagen Bloom's new book describes the collapse of American transit. (City Lab)
    • Living in a walkable neighborhood makes people healthier and happier. (Psychology Today)
    • Electric buses sound great, but don't forget all the planning that's required to make them work. (Transit Center)
    • Uber and Lyft are major contributors to San Francisco pollution and congestion. (Mission Local)
    • Chicago's Greyhound station, the only intercity bus station left in town, has been put up for sale. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • Two new rapid bus lines in South Atlanta are scheduled to begin construction this year. (AJC)
    • A new Milwaukee plan calls for turning I-794 into an at-grade street. (Journal-Sentinel)
    • The Oregon legislature passed a bill allowing cities to use cameras to catch speeding drivers. (Bend Bulletin)
    • Lime e-bikes are coming to St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay Times)
    • It could take decades to complete, but metro Atlanta officials broke ground on a 100-mile Chattahoochee River trail. (Georgia Public Broadcasting)
    • Colorado cities are introducing bikeshares specifically meant for mountains. (Bicycling)
    • Here's how the Dutch built massive bike parking garages next to transit. (City Lab)

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