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Monday’s Headlines Bring Another Setback

The Biden administration's new rule requiring states to report their greenhouse gas emissions from transportation was dealt another blow when the Senate voted to repeal it.

  • The U.S. Senate voted to overturn the Biden administration's rule requiring states to set non-binding performance measures for transportation emissions after two federal judges also struck down the rule. (Transportation Today)
  • The answer to concerns about e-bikes from cyclists, drivers and pedestrians is quite simple, according to Electrek: protected bike lanes.
  • By 2030 92 percent of EV chargers will be in single-family homes. The U.S. needs more charging options for apartment-dwellers, PC Magazine says.
  • Amtrak is much cleaner than flying where its tracks are electrified, like on the East Coast. But greenhouse gas emissions can actually be higher for a diesel train than an airliner. (New York Times)
  • Seattle transit advocates are pushing Mayor Bruce Harrell for a more ambitious, less car-centric transportation levy. (Publicola)
  • Police are looking for a Seattle driver who drove his SUV onto a downtown sidewalk to run over some tents. (KIRO)
  • Uber and Lyft said they won't end operations in Minneapolis May 1 after the city council pushed back implementation of a minimum wage for drivers. (CNN)
  • As Houston Mayor John Whitmire is pausing all bike safety projects, new statistics show that crashes involve cyclists increased by 20 percent last year. (Chron)
  • Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced locations for three new MARTA rail stations, but questions remain, like where will the funding come from? (AJC)
  • Baltimore mayoral candidates talked about transportation issues like bike lanes and the Red Line during a recent forum. (Banner)
  • North Texas cities are looking to beef up transit with new electric buses prior to the 2026 soccer World Cup. (KERA)
  • Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Bikeshare recently set a record for highest ridership in a single day. (DC News Now)
  • The D.C. DOT stripped bike lanes from the Connecticut Avenue redesign. (4 Washington)
  • A Houston cyclist compiled a map of the city's best and most dangerous bikeways. (Axios)
  • Bozeman approved an ordinance banning parking in bike lanes. (NBC Montana)
  • Mexico City is sinking 20 inches a year, and so is its transit system, the second-largest in North America. (Wired)

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