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Transit ridership hasn't come all the way back from the pandemic, and they're going to need more federal help, along with other changes, says Governing magazine.

  • For transit to thrive, the federal government is going to have to start treating it more like a public service where revenue from fares doesn't matter as much. (Governing)
  • E-bikes are fueling growth for local bikeshares, especially among older users. (Route Fifty)
  • Uber drivers in Atlanta and other cities went on strike May 1 to demand better pay and job protections. (WSB-TV)
  • If Amtrak succeeds in building a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston, it would have the fastest trains in the world. (Houston Public Media)
  • The new chair of Houston's Metro wants to build more park-and-ride lots and put more police on trains and buses. (Houston Landing)
  • Crime is down 8 percent this year on the Twin Cities' Metro Transit. (Bring Me the News)
  • Los Angeles purchased tempered glass barriers to separate bus drivers from passengers after a series of violent attacks. (Cities Today)
  • The Tennessean discussed Vision Zero with the head of the Nashville DOT.
  • Transit-oriented development would boost ridership on the D.C. Metro. (Greater Greater Washington)
  • A plan to reform Philadelphia bus routes is coming up for a vote this month. (WHYY)
  • A Denver judge ruled against conservatives' effort to strike down a set of fees that bring in billions of dollars for transportation. (Colorado Public Radio)
  • Uber spent millions of dollars to support a Nevada ballot initiative that would make it harder to sue for sexual assault. (HuffPost)
  • Almost 20,000 people attended the opening of Seattle's Eastside light rail line. (Seattle Times)
  • Just one street in Seattle, Aurora Avenue, accounts for a fifth of Washington state's traffic deaths. (Crosscut)
  • On April 30, intercity rail service started between Seattle and Everett in 1910, and the last Seattle streetcar shut down in 1939. (Axios)
  • Bird e-bikes have landed at the University of Mississippi. (Daily Mississippian)
  • Toronto's popular bikeshare is in a dispute with the city over revenue sharing. (blogTO)

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