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Thursday’s Headlines Won’t Go Back

Although it's likely Senate Democrats and President Biden will be able to block some or most of the damage, House Republicans are trying to undo infrastructure spending piece by piece.

12:01 AM EDT on July 20, 2023

  • House Republicans are using a series of budget bills to target already approved infrastructure spending, including slashing billions for Amtrak and rail safety. (Washington Post)
  • Bikeshare ridership is up 27 percent in major U.S. cities since 2019, but safety fears remain an obstacle for people to try riding. (City Lab)
  • Lawsuits are slowly but surely forcing cities to fix their sidewalks and come into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Next City)
  • Transit agencies can fix bus bunching on high-frequency routes by ignoring fixed schedules and focusing on keeping headways consistent instead. (CommonWealth)
  • Under Tampa's $2 billion transportation plan, half of commuters would be walking, biking or taking transit by 2050, and transit deaths would drop to zero. (Tampa Bay Times)
  • UPS is Philadelphia's top parking offender, paying $9 million in fines over the past five years. (6 ABC)
  • Alabama residents have the highest per-capita gas consumption in the nation. Not coincidentally, it's also the only state that doesn't fund transit. (Inside Climate News)
  • Vermont has ended its practice of handing out license plates to virtually anyone — whether they lived in the state, had insurance or even had a driver's license or not. (The Autopian)
  • A zero-emissions bus rapid transit line is up and running in Spokane, the region's first. (Spokane Public Radio)
  • Dutch e-bike maker VanMoof is in danger of bankruptcy. (Electrek)
  • Making London's pandemic-era pedestrianized streets permanent would have numerous benefits. (City Monitor)

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