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The federal government could help families save money by providing more funding for housing near transit.

David Wilson |

A transit-oriented development in Plano, Texas.

  • Yonah Freemark writes that the federal government can help alleviate the rising cost of living by funding transit-oriented development, allowing people to spend less money on cars. (Urban Institute, Streetsblog)
  • Cities should be funding bike- and scooter-shares and integrating them into their transit systems, advocates say. (Government Technology)
  • While business owners are often skeptical of bike lanes or anything that removes parking, a University of Washington study found that Vision Zero projects in Seattle had no impact on nearby businesses' bottom lines. (Hoodline)
  • Atlanta Magazine dives deep into the division surrounding transit along the Beltline, an abandoned railroad turned walking and biking trail surrounding the city.
  • Maryland's Purple Line has been delayed eight months and is $425 million over budget. (Maryland Matters)
  • It's no wonder Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Austin Davis is a staunch transit advocate — he's the son of a Pittsburgh bus driver. (Union Progress)
  • L.A. Metro rides are free today as California voters go to the polls for the presidential primaries. (Los Angeles Times)
  • Work started Monday on reopening a Charlotte bus-only lane. (WSOC)
  • A Philadelphia study found that thousands of drivers are parking in bus lanes and blocking access for riders in wheelchairs. (CBS News)
  • Dallas is expanding the streetcar's operating hours. (City News)
  • Tucson transit has been fare-free for four years, but the city is now considering charging again to ride the streetcar and express buses. (Arizona Luminaria)
  • Now cyclists can honk at drivers just like other drivers do. (Clean Technica)

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