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Monday’s Headlines Are Wheeling and Dealing

All the news you need for the day.

12:44 AM EDT on June 5, 2023

  • Car dealers are among the most wealthy and powerful lobbying groups in the U.S., and they are going to war against electric vehicles and in favor of conservative causes. (Slate)
  • The Biden administration's program to remove urban freeways lacks concrete objectives and measurements of success, according to federal auditors. (Smart Cities Dive)
  • Research shows that transit and micromobility are equal to cars when it comes to accessing jobs. (Smart Cities Dive)
  • The long-term success of Bay Area transit depends on consolidating the region's 27 agencies. (Streetsblog SF)
  • The Austin city council approved an implementation plan for the $7 billion Project Connect transit expansion headlined by a 10-mile light rail line. (American-Statesman)
  • Boston Globe tick-tock details the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's clash with federal regulators over rail safety issues.
  • Suburban city and county governments have too much influence on Houston's transit planning. (Urban Edge)
  • Denver residents are calling for more emphasis on transit as the city reconfigures its Vision Zero strategy. (Colorado Newsline)
  • Maryland Gov. Wes Moore walked Wheaton's Georgia Avenue to get a firsthand look at pedestrian perils. (DCist)
  • Tulsa is seeking federal funding for a new bus rapid transit route. (Fox 23)
  • New York City should look to London for an example of how to successfully implement congestion pricing. (Curbed)
  • Lyon is the first French city to charge for parking based on a vehicle's weight and emissions. (Connexion)
  • Fortaleza, Brazil, won a $1 million prize for its plan to build 110 miles of protected bike lanes. (The Guardian)

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