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Monday’s Headlines to Start the Week

Amtrak delays, asphalt art, a Q&A with parking expert Henry Grabar, Pete Buttigieg on freeway expansions and more in today's headlines.

12:38 AM EDT on August 7, 2023

  • Expect more Amtrak delays on the East Coast in future years due to extreme weather events, aging rail stock and reconstruction projects. (Washington Post)
  • Harvard Magazine interviews Henry Grabar, author of "Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World."
  • Crashes involving cyclists and pedestrians fall by half after asphalt art is installed, according to one study. (Route Fifty, Streetsblog USA)
  • Strong Towns has a hot take about multi-use paths, comparing them to "stroads" with a dangerous mix of speeds and modes.
  • During a stop in Houston for a port ribbon-cutting, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg talked about why the U.S. DOT approved an agreement to widen I-45. (Click2Houston)
  • Citi Bike set a monthly record with 3.8 million riders in July, even as Lyft seeks to sell the New York City bikeshare. (Bicycling)
  • Las Vegas is doubling down on Elon Musk's tunnels for Teslas, approving a plan for the Boring Company to dig a 68-mile network underneath the city. (Ars Technica)
  • Republican legislators in Arizona hate transit so much they don't even want to look at it, banning light rail within 150 feet of the state Capitol as part of the Prop 400 agreement. (Fronteras)
  • Baltimore residents support light rail for the revived Red Line but are worried promises will be broken again. (Banner)
  • Charlotte's new electric and hybrid buses have features to assist handicapped passengers. (Observer)
  • Seattle's Center City Connector streetcar project is in danger again after a committee voted to divert funding. (The Urbanist)
  • Kansas City officials are considering an exclusive lane for the Main Street streetcar as construction continues on an extension. (KCUR)
  • The El Paso streetcar will start running seven days per week next month. (KFOX 14)
  • A new bridge over I-95 in Augusta, Maine will include sidewalks and bike lanes. (Central Maine)
  • In Cincinnati you can pedal for Pilsners, as the Loveland Bike Trail connects several local breweries. (Inquirer)

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