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Wednesday’s Headlines Go to the Gala

12:00 AM EDT on May 3, 2023

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    • About a fifth of people who don't own a car and lack access to transit can't make it doctor's appointments, or rely on ride-hailing services to fill the gap. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • An Oxford University professor who keeps a database of such things says fewer than 10 percent of infrastructure projects are done on time and under budget. (Washington Post)
    • Falling behind schedule and going over budget, on the other hand, is a good way for even liberals to lose faith in transit. (Tacoma News Tribune)
    • Fare-free transit is not only more equitable, it reduces travel times because passengers can board through two doors and don't have fumble for change or tickets. (Commonwealth)
    • Boston subways could wind up underwater if sea levels continue to rise due to climate change. (Globe)
    • For a mere penny on the dollar, Minnesota residents could create a comprehensive transit system. (Reformer)
    • Toll lanes are now legal in Tennessee, but they won't fix congestion, just allow people with enough money to bypass it. (Governing)
    • A bill in the Connecticut legislature would require cities and towns to adopt Complete Streets plans. (NBC Connecticut)
    • Los Angeles County is updating its bike master plan. (Planetizen)
    • San Francisco cops and firefighters cannot figure out how to make a driverless vehicle gone haywire stop. (Mission Local)
    • Autistic children often love trains, and a program that allows them to record voice messages for transit is expanding to Atlanta. (WABE)
    • "Where does that highway go to?" ex-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne asked himself before the cycle thriller bike bike bike, bike bike biked away to the Met gala in New York last weekend. (Uproxx)

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