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Tuesday’s Headlines Are Driving Inflation

Driving — specifically, the cost of car ownership — is one of the main factors behind inflation, according to the Eno Center for Transportation.

  • The cost of owning a car is one of the biggest drivers of inflation — particularly insurance, which as of March was up 32 percent on an annual basis. (Eno Center for Transportation)
  • The Federal Highway Administration awarded $830 million in grants to help cities and states protect transportation infrastructure against climate change. (Transportation Today)
  • A new company retrofits streetlights into Level 2 EV chargers. (Electrek)
  • Rochester's destruction of the Inner Loop freeway is an economic success story many cities want to emulate. But critics say it simply replaced a moat with a wall in the form of new development. (City Lab)
  • The Los Angeles Metro opened six miles of new bus-priority lanes, bringing the total miles to 51, with 46 more on the way. (Government Technology)
  • The San Francisco Standard poses the age-old question: If you live in a single-family neighborhood, why risk a ticket by blocking a sidewalk when you can just park your car in your garage instead?
  • Philadelphia's King of Prussia rail extension is a prime example of how red tape can tie up or kill transit projects. (Broad and Liberty)
  • A Colorado bill would protect coal-hauling mountain rail lines for passenger service. (Trains)
  • Columbus, Ohio held a pop-up event to test quick-build protections for cyclists. (Dispatch)
  • It goes against the data and even common sense, but Toledo residents are convinced that narrowing streets makes drivers go even faster. (WTOL)
  • Charlottesville is building several new sidewalks in an effort to prevent pedestrian deaths. (Daily Cavalier)
  • As Vision Zero Vancouver has shown us, if you want drivers to stop for you while you're crossing the street, just wave a fake brick around. (Momentum Mag)

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