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Wednesday’s Headlines Brace for Impact

This is the way to start your day.

12:04 AM EDT on June 7, 2023

  • New EVs range from huge to gargantuan, underscoring how little regard both politicians and automakers have for anyone caught outside one of these tank-like vehicles that supposedly will save the environment. (The Atlantic)
  • Cities — in particular transit agencies — are running out of money, and there's no easy solution. (Slate)
  • Uber is apparently playing both sides of the New York City congestion pricing debate. (Vice)
  • Traffic deaths have surpassed pre-pandemic levels despite a Vision Zero program in Austin (Monitor). But state-owned roads where the city can't make improvements are to blame for the uptick (Smart Cities Dive).
  • Oregonian columnists make the case for constructing a new I-5 bridge over the Columbia River now.
  • Honolulu cyclists have lots of ideas for making streets safer, but is the city listening? (Civil Beat)
  • Arizona Republicans are apparently ready to forgo billions of dollars in funding for transit and highways alike just to stop Phoenix from building any more light rail. (AZ Central)
  • The D.C. Metro is offering half-price fares for riders who qualify for SNAP. (Washington Post)
  • Milwaukee's first bus rapid transit line is open for business. (Urban Milwaukee)
  • A Denver mom whose young daughter was killed while riding a bike is pushing for safer streets. (Denverite)
  • Washington, D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare had a record high 428,000 rides in May. (DCist)
  • Black San Diego residents are four times as likely as whites to be stopped by police while walking or biking. (KPBS)

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