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Friday’s Headlines Are Charged Up

Expect a lot fewer ordinary gas stations and a few more Buc-ee's in your area as the electric vehicle transition continues.

12:01 AM EDT on September 29, 2023

  • The transition to electric vehicles is raising a lot of questions about what to do with our current gas stations, which aren't suited for a recharging process that lasts at least 30 minutes (Slate). Truck stops, with amenities like dog parks and restaurants, are much better suited to make the switch (Jalopnik).
  • Another problem with EV charging stations, especially in rural areas, is that they're dependent on WiFi or cellphone service, which doesn't work half the time. (Car and Driver)
  • Demonstration projects can help ease the backlash against bike lanes. (Greater Greater Washington)
  • Biking has become so popular in Paris that cyclists now are experiencing road rage against each other, instead of drivers. (Washington Post)
  • Momentum is building for intercity rail in Colorado. (Governing)
  • Pedestrian deaths are down in Houston, but with drivers killing 300 people a year, there's room for improvement. (Click2Houston)
  • Houston gave bikeshare BCycle a $500,000 lifeline to keep operating for another couple of months. (Houston Public Media)
  • A Salt Lake City city councilman is working to raise awareness of dangerous freight-train crossings for pedestrians. (Story Map)
  • Charlotte is embroiled in a $115 million legal dispute with a streetcar contractor. (WSOC)
  • Bike and scooter ridership doubled after the creation of a Providence bike lane. (WJAR)
  • Once upon a time, streetcars served both sides of Tampa Bay. (Tampa Magazines)
  • Norway's new bike/pedestrian tunnel will blow your mind. Not really, but it's still pretty cool. (Bloomberg)

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