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Friday’s Headlines Are Now Swifties

12:00 AM EDT on May 19, 2023

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    • Transit agencies across the country are getting a boost from an unlikely source: Taylor Swift. Can they turn concertgoers into regular riders? (Governing)
    • Repurposing parking could help curb the climate crisis, according to "Paved Paradise" author Henry Grabar. (Next City)
    • The electric vehicle industry is pretty much totally dependent on China. (New York Times)
    • After 15 years, ride-hailing and delivery companies like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash still aren't profitable. (CTech)
    • With fewer people commuting to the office, big-city transit agencies like New York's are focusing more on off-peak riders. (Curbed)
    • Boston's commuter rail ridership is starting to tick back up, thanks to improved on-time performance. (Commonwealth)
    • Miami-Dade transit carried more people in March than any month since October 2019, well before the pandemic started. (Miami Today)
    • A South Georgia sheriff reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on a racial discrimination complaint stemming from deputies stopping a bus full of Black college athletes. (USA Today)
    • Atlanta's budget is bigger than ever, but Mayor Andre Dickens is proposing cutting $7 million from transportation. (Civic Circle)
    • Suburban Cobb County is extending the Silver Comet bike trail to connect to the Atlanta Beltline. (AJC)
    • The Oregon DOT's contradictory claims on tolling the Rose Quarter freeway could delay or scuttle the project. (City Observatory)
    • BikeHouston is honoring outgoing Mayor Sylvester Turner and lobbying candidates to continue his policies at a bike summit next week. (Houston Public Media)
    • Oklahoma cyclists can now get their kicks on Route 66, too. (Lonely Planet)
    • A Washington, D.C. resident went viral for pulling up on his bike and mocking white supremacists at a rally. (DCist)
    • Look how proud Deion Sanders is of his absurdly huge child-smashing truck. (Defector)

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