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Thursday’s Headlines Don’t Need Parking

Here's the latest round up of cities that are saying no to parking mandates, plus more news.

12:01 AM EST on January 4, 2024

  • All Things Considered covered the dozens of cities that are getting rid of minimum parking requirements in an effort to promote walkability and bring down housing costs. (NPR)
  • As a possible government shutdown looms, Congress is headed for a showdown over House Republicans' proposal to slash $1.5 billion in funding for Amtrak, which the Democrat-controlled Senate is unlikely to agree to. (Politico)
  • Jacobin Magazine calls for nationalizing Greyhound and creating a network of highway bus-only lanes.
  • Instead of putting the money into developing their own electric vehicles, U.S. automakers paid Tesla $8 billion for tax credits instead — a decision they're now regretting. (Frontier Group)
  • Electric car drivers in Kentucky are now paying more than double in taxes what their gas-guzzling counterparts are paying. (Electrek)
  • Traffic deaths in Kansas City continue to rise while its Vision Zero program remains underfunded. (KCUR)
  • Axios notes that the Houston light rail just turned 20, while unfortunately transit ridership still has not fully recovered from the pandemic.
  • A recent Minnesota DOT study found that road projects hit urban small businesses particularly hard. (Finance & Commerce)
  • Philadephia's Kensington and Fishtown neighborhoods remain hot spots for development despite declining ridership on the local elevated rail line. (Inquirer)
  • Even liberal Boulder is having a hard time cutting carbon emissions. It's on track to fall well short of its 2018 goal of a 70% reduction by 2030. (Colorado Sun)
  • Ameristarrail — a company that wants to compete with Amtrak in the Northeast Corridor — is proposing a fare-free, zero-emissions trolley in Wilmington. (Delaware Public Media)
  • Forbes lists dozens of reasons to bike more in 2024 — including improving your sex life!

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