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Tuesday’s Headlines Cut Carbon

Even red states are taking advantage of a Biden administration transportation program aimed at reducing tailpipe emissions.

12:01 AM EDT on October 17, 2023

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Carmel, Indiana, is among the few U.S. cities investing extensively in roundabouts.

  • The Biden administration's $6.4 billion Carbon Reduction Program could pay for smaller state projects that get cars off the road. (Stateline)
  • Axios mapped the popularity of bikeshares in various cities, led by New York with 87 rides per 1,000 people last year, double the number from 2019.
  • New Jersey transit advocates are lobbying for a dedicated funding source to erase NJ Transit's looming $1 billion budget deficit. (
  • Almost 1,000 guns have been stolen from Nashville vehicles so far this year. (Yahoo! News)
  • Why do Denver International Airport officials want to widen a road to the airport rather than improve a light rail line? (Denverite)
  • If it weren't surrounded by forbidding roads, the Seattle Center, home to numerous sports and cultural attractions, could be the city's premier pedestrian space. (The Urbanist)
  • Maryland traffic deaths are up 12 percent compared to this time last year. (Eye on Annapolis)
  • Light rail cost overruns are causing some state legislators to look at overhauling the Twin Cities' Met Council. (CBS News)
  • A new group has emerged in Atlanta to fight light rail along the Beltline walking and biking trail. (AJC)
  • A Portland cargo-bike delivery company will partner with the Biketown bikeshare on battery swaps. (Bike Portland)
  • Cruise is bringing robotaxis to Houston. (Houston Public Media)
  • A split Asheville city council approved two protected downtown bike lanes. (Mountain XPress)
  • Spain's high-speed rail system is so popular and life-changing that no government would ever give up on a project. (The Guardian)

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