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Wednesday’s Headlines Are Running on Empty

Fewer commutes to downtown offices means less money to fund transit services, even as money for autocentric infrastructure keeps right on flowing.

  • Remote work has not only taken a bite out of transit ridership, all that vacant office space is costing cities tax revenue required to fund services. (Business Insider)
  • Charging electric vehicles during off-peak hours is driving down power rates for everyone. (Quartz)
  • Streetsblog interviewed California Rep. Mike Thompson, the new chair of the Congressional Bike Caucus.
  • Transportation blogger Reece Martin defends the value of a good transit plan — not the kind politicians wave around and abandon, but one with follow-through.
  • Boston's Fenway Park, San Diego's Petco Park and the Rogers Centre in Toronto are tied for the most walkable MLB stadiums. (Axios)
  • Bike advocates are fighting back against Washington, D.C.'s decision to cancel longstanding plans for protected bike lanes on Connecticut Avenue. (Washingtonian)
  • A Colorado bill would encourage more housing near transit and employment centers, and penalize cities that don't comply by taking away highway funding. (Colorado Politics)
  • A study of Minneapolis building permits found that more than a third of development is happening within half a mile of transit lines. (Mass Transit)
  • As they seek to curb reckless driving, Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson is focused on street design, while Wisconsin legislators prefer an enforcement approach. (Governing)
  • Kansas City's $2.3 billion budget does not include any new funding for buses, despite residents' demands. (Defender)
  • Praise the Lord! A Philadelphia bike advocacy group took action Sunday to stop churchgoers from parking in the bike lane out front. (Inquirer)
  • Rideshare driving is risky business in New Orleans. (NOLA.com)
  • As early as 1899, the Detroit News was covering fatal car crashes.
  • Public art at a new Seattle light rail station explores mixed-race heritage. (KING)
  • The Milwaukee Record continues its tradition of taking pictures of people taking pictures of The Hop streetcar.

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