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Monday’s Headlines Await the End Times

The Lord doesn't rapture cars, but somehow when freeways collapse, drivers manage to avoid Carmageddon.

12:01 AM EDT on June 19, 2023

A big section of the East Coast’s most important road is out of service. Meh, so what. Photo: City of Philadelphia

  • It takes years — sometimes decades — to build a transit project, but Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says I-95 will be repaired within weeks. (Bloomberg)
  • A National Labor Relations Board ruling will make it easier for gig workers like Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize. (Reuters)
  • Environmental and historic preservation groups are asking a judge to overturn federal environmental approval to add toll lanes on D.C.-area Maryland freeways. (Washington Post)
  • Maryland Gov. Wes Moore formally announced plans to get east-west transit in Baltimore back on track after his predecessor, Larry Hogan, pulled the plug on the Red Line (Associated Press). But it might have to be bus rapid transit rather than light rail, if it happens at all (WaPo).
  • A new Vermont law allows higher-density development, reduces minimum parking mandates and limits how NIMBY groups can block housing in court. (CNU Public Square)
  • Sacramento is a hotbed for hit-and-run crashes because its outdated and dangerous street designs make it that way. (Governing)
  • The Center for American Progress collected background and resources on the effort to remove I-375, an Urban Renewal-era freeway cutting through a Black neighborhood in Detroit.
  • Raleigh residents want to live in walkable neighborhoods but are concerned about the lack of sidewalks outside of downtown. (WRAL)
  • Columbus, Ohio, is reaffirming its commitment to Vision Zero. (Axios)
  • Planners are advancing Vision Zero in Northwest Arkansas. (Democrat-Gazette)
  • London is considering mandating cameras and sensors on heavy trucks to protect cyclists and pedestrians. (Traffic Technology Today)

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