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Monday’s Headlines Bring Bad News for Biden

Republicans won the first round of a lawsuit against a historic Biden administration policy that requires transportation agencies to track greenhouse gas emissions from driving.

  • A Trump-appointed federal judge in Texas struck down a Biden administration rule requiring state and local transportation agencies to report greenhouse gas emissions and develop plans to reduce them (Reuters). Meanwhile, the administration announced new regulations aimed at heavy-duty trucks and buses (Fox News) and emissions from oil drilling (Washington Post).
  • More than half of fatal crashes take place on wide, fast, high-volume arterial roads, and three-quarters of those are next to low-income neighborhoods. Solving the problem will be tough because such roads are the result of decades of auto-centric policies. (Eno Center for Transportation)
  • Drivers go too fast and don't pay attention at intersections, even those with signalized crosswalks, thanks to poor road design. (Transportation for America)
  • Not everybody works 9-to-5 anymore, which is good in a lot of ways but terrible for mass transit. (Transportist)
  • Dallas approved $30 million in contracts to improve sidewalks near transit lines and bring them up to ADA standards. (Morning News)
  • Austin completed a road diet on Bluff Springs Road, where there is a crash every eight days on average. (Axios)
  • Advocates are calling on Buffalo to stop blaming victims and start redesigning streets to protect pedestrians. (News)
  • San Francisco Mayor London Breed's latest plan to reduce pedestrian deaths includes making Haight Street car-free and restricting right turns on red. (Chronicle)
  • Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens still has not said where several new MARTA stations will be located (Rough Draft), but one near the Atlanta Beltline won't supplant plans to extend the streetcar there (Fox 5).
  • Development is booming around soon-to-open Seattle transit stations. (Seattle Times)
  • As Uber and Lyft leave Minneapolis following a vote on minimum wages for drivers, a driver-owned collective is ready to step into the void. (CBS News)
  • A Detroit man shot five people outside a nightclub in a dispute over parking. (NBC News)
  • The kids are alright: A Drake University student says Des Moines needs light rail. (Times-Delphic)
  • A subway series involving Milwaukee? Brewers star Christian Yelich and several teammates took the 7 train to their Opening Day game at Queens' Citi Field (MLB.com). The Brew Crew swept the Mets, while the headlines' beloved Braves took two of three in Philadelphia.

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