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Thursday’s Headlines Mean Less Than Zero

As cities continue to replace diesel buses with zero-emissions models, fuel cell-powered buses are becoming more popular than their battery-electric counterparts.

  • More than 6,100 zero-emissions buses were on the road or on order in 2023, up 12 percent from the previous year. (Smart Cities Dive)
  • The Biden administration is looking into using Tesla-style chargers, which have been adopted by many automakers, as it seeks to build out a national network. (Route Fifty)
  • New York Gov. Kathy Hoschul is deploying 1,000 state police and National Guard soldiers to patrol the New York City subway. (NY Times, Streetsblog NYC)
  • Memphis is the third-most dangerous city for cyclists and pedestrians in the U.S., and congressman Steve Cohen writes in the Commercial Appeal that he's working with the federal government and the city on complete streets.
  • Construction on bike infrastructure in New Orleans has been slow in the five years since a driver there killed two cyclists and injured nine more. (Axios)
  • CalBike supports a state bill requiring speed governors on new vehicles.
  • Tampa is relaunching a lottery-style voucher program that offers up to $3,000 to purchase a new e-bike. (WTSP)
  • Louisville's first high injury network map will help officials determine where safety improvements are needed the most. (Louisville Public Media)
  • Two Austin transit advocates wrote in support of light rail as an economic driver. (American-Statesman)
  • Homeless people in Washington state receive 41 percent of jaywalking tickets despite making up just 0.4 percent of the population. (Seattle Times)
  • The Seattle DOT is considering allowing shared bikes and scooters into city parks. (The Urbanist)
  • Worried about wear and tear from commuting or your bike getting stolen? Buy a beater. (Momentum)

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