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Tuesday’s Headlines Are Not Joking

12:01 AM EDT on June 13, 2023

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  • The massive growth in global transit is coming almost entirely from China, with a little in other Asian nations and Europe, but hardly any in the U.S. (The Transport Politic)
  • Amtrak has applied for $7.3 billion from the Federal Railroad Administration for the busy Northeast Corridor and another $700 million to improve intercity service nationwide. (Mass Transit Mag)
  • Republicans are pushing to delay Amtrak passenger trains by making them wait for freight haulers. (Bloomberg)
  • About 10 percent of cities' rush-hour traffic comes from drivers looking for parking, according to a Federal Highway Administration study. And no, that's not an argument for more parking — it's an argument to charge more for parking. (Parking Reform Network)
  • If you can make the long walk to get your groceries from the back aisle of the big-box store to your car, you can get them from your car to your apartment a block or two away instead of lobbying for a closer parking space — and in an ideal world, zoning would allow you to get them from the corner store to home. (The Urbanist)
  • The D.C. Metro's ridership is rising, but not enough to forestall a 2024 budget gap, so the agency is making plans to lobby local and regional officials for help. (Washington Post)
  • Helping transit agencies survive without slashing service is a tough sell in car-friendly California. (Christian Science Monitor)
  • San Francisco restaurants will be hit hard if Bay Area transit falls off a fiscal cliff. (Examiner)
  • Milwaukee is applying for grants to extend the Powerline Trail in two directions. (Urban Milwaukee)
  • If Florida Panthers hockey fans are mad about $100 parking, maybe they should demand a better transit system. (NBC Miami)
  • Jarrett Walker at Human Transit breaks down the new Madison, Wisconsin bus system he helped design.
  • The most bikeable office building in the world is in Bentonville, Arkansas. (Fast Company)

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