Skip to Content
Streetsblog USA home
Log In

Tuesday’s Headlines Try to Stay Afloat

Transit agencies nationwide continue to wrestle with how to replace the riders and revenue they lost during the pandemic.

12:01 AM EDT on June 20, 2023

  • Struggling transit agencies that once relied on commuters don't just need a bailout — they need a new post-pandemic business model, some transit experts argue. (New York Times)
  • Uber and Lyft going all-electric would reduce their emissions by 45 percent, but that figure drops to three percent when extra trips and fossil fuels burned by power plants are factored in. (MLive)
  • People aren't just buying more electric vehicles — they're converting their gas-powered cars to EVS as well. (CNBC)
  • Ten cities worldwide will receive grants for bike and pedestrian infrastructure from Bloomberg Philanthropies. (Forbes)
  • Baltimore's 2050 transportation plan includes $22 billion for transit, twice the amount proposed for highways. (Sun)
  • A security guard is accused of punching and stomping on a man at a St. Louis MetroLink station despite onlookers telling the guard he was using excessive force. (Post-Dispatch)
  • Raleigh has a sidewalk equity problem. Due to a flawed petition process, the city builds more sidewalks in prosperous neighborhoods while others are neglected. (WRAL)
  • Colorado's popular e-bike rebate program is putting thousands of new cyclists on streets, but bike infrastructure lags behind. (KUNC)
  • Expanding the POGOH bikeshare network would be beneficial for the quarter of Pittsburgh residents who don't have a car. (City Paper)
  • People in Seattle took 3.7 million trips on shared bikes and scooters last year, up from 1.4 million during the pandemic shutdown. (Seattle Bike Blog)
  • Wisconsin transit supporters are worried that recent changes to the state's budget-writing process will make it easier to cut transit funding. (CBS 58)
  • The Des Moines Register urges city officials to stay the course on bike and pedestrian safety improvements, even if drivers whine about construction and parking.
  • Bad driving isn't limited to just humans. Apparently aliens don't know how to park, either. (The Guardian)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog USA

Friday’s Headlines Are Tired Out

Whether it's from degradation or the dust resulting from wear and tear, it's becoming increasingly clear that tire and brake emissions are harmful, perhaps even exceeding tailpipe emissions.

September 22, 2023

Study: What Road Diets Mean For Older Drivers

"After a road diet, all motorists seem to drive at a rate that feels comfortable to a mildly-impaired older adult."

September 22, 2023

Op-Ed: Why Is Fare Evasion Punished More Severely than Speeding?

A.B. 819 offers California the opportunity to decriminalize fare evasion and replace punitive measures with more equitable approaches.

September 21, 2023

Talking Headways Podcast: Local Culture and Development

We chat with Tim Sprague from Phoenix about supporting local culture through development projects and the importance of sustainable development and transportation.

September 21, 2023

City of Yes Yes Yes! Adams Calls for Elimination of Parking Mandates on ALL New Housing

Mayor Adams today announced the historic end to one of the city’s most antiquated — and despised — zoning laws requiring the construction of parking with every new development.

September 21, 2023
See all posts