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Tuesday’s Headlines Are More Than Zero

Safety was on Pete Buttigieg's mind when the Biden administration's top transportation official spoke at the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting.

12:01 AM EST on January 16, 2024

  • Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg emphasized Vision Zero and urged Congress to pass the Rail Safety Act during a speech to transportation policymakers. (Transport Topics)
  • NPR's Morning Edition tackled the movement among cities to reduce parking and make more room for people.
  • The EPA is leveling new fees on oil and gas facilities that produce the powerful greenhouse gas methane. (Washington Post)
  • A new study provides an overview of shared mobility in the top 20 global cities. (Business Wire)
  • Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is open to additional funding for the D.C. Metro, which is facing a $750 million budget shortfall, but the funding could be tied to a new basketball and hockey arena in Alexandria. (WTOP)
  • Will political dysfunction in Colorado doom Gov. Jared Polis' vision for transit? (Colorado Politics)
  • Drivers killed at least 28 pedestrians in Denver last year, an all-time high, and a record 128 statewide. (Denver Gazette)
  • Cyclists in Palm Beach County, Florida — where 670 crashes killed 11 cyclists last year — are banding together to make A1A a safer highway. (Fox 29)
  • Fayetteville, North Carolina is investing $8 million in sidewalks, but two pedestrian deaths in a span of hours illustrated that more can be done. (WRAL)
  • Baltimore (DC News Now) and Phoenix (Arizona Republic) residents took to transit with no pants last weekend, and yes, there are photos.
  • A "popsicle bike" might be what you see someone riding during this week's frigid weather, but two "Wheel of Fortune" contestants thought it's a living thing. (Screen Rant)

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