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Tuesday’s Headlines Want None of That Smoke

Automakers are complaining about the Biden administration's new emissions standards, but they don't go far enough, according to some environmentalists and scientists.

12:11 AM EDT on August 8, 2023

  • Shockingly, automakers say they won't be able to meet the Biden administration's stricter emissions standards, which would require two-thirds of the car they sell to be electric by 2032. Meanwhile, environmental experts say the standards don't go far enough to ward off further climate catastrophes. (Politico)
  • Despite Pete Buttigieg's best efforts, the U.S. DOT bureaucracy seems uninterested in learning from foreign governments how to deliver projects like high-speed rail on time and on budget. (Pedestrian Observations)
  • Uber and Lyft are emulating union tactics in a misleading effort to convince the public to restrict their drivers' labor rights. (Fast Company)
  • A new Government Accountability Office report spells out how states and metro areas can measure greenhouse gas emissions as required by a Biden administration rule. (Eno Center for Transportation)
  • Revised plans for I-35 through Austin call for caps over more portions of the widened freeway. (KUT)
  • While the Boulder bike community was mourning international cycling star Magnus White, who was killed by a driver last week (Washington Post), the state and county were finalizing the design of a bikeway project that could have saved his life (Westworld).
  • A MinnPost columnist explains in detail why the urban Minneapolis stretch of I-94 should be turned into a surface road with bus rapid transit.
  • L.A.'s "scramble crosswalks," where people cross in eight directions at once, are working great. (Los Angeles Magazine)
  • Scottsdale's 68th Street is going on a road diet. (AZ Family)
  • Police have charged a Boston woman with driving onto the sidewalk and intentionally hitting a pedestrian. (MassLive)
  • An driver who authorities say was drunk hit a Philadelphia streetcar, injuring four people. If true, this driver especially should know better — she's a transit employee. (Fox 29)

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