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You Wouldn’t Like Monday’s Headlines When They’re Angry

Which state has the worst road rage? Consumer Affairs magazine looked at a variety of factors to come up with an answer.

  • Louisiana drivers have the worst road rage, according to a Consumer Affairs ranking that looked at factors like speeding tickets, fatal wrecks and incidents involving guns.
  • May is National Bike Month, and Planetizen ranked the best cities for biking. Minneapolis has the highest bike score among large U.S. cities, according to People for Bikes, while Portland has the highest percentage of workers who commute by bike.
  • Indiana is finishing up it stretch of I-69, a freeway that starts at the Canadian border and will eventually run to Mexico, though probably not within our lifetimes. (Governing)
  • Unsurprisingly pro-car Houston Mayor John Whitmire is skipping the Texas Vision Zero Summit, even though it's being held in his city. (Houston Public Media)
  • When it comes to light rail, Kansas City is playing to catchup to contemporaries like Salt Lake City, where universities use transit as a recruiting tool. (The Pitch)
  • Brightline chose Siemen Mobility to build trains for its Southern California-to-Las Vegas high-speed rail line. (Smart Cities Dive)
  • Arguments start today in a Massachusetts court case over Uber and Lyft drivers' labor rights. (Reuters)
  • Detroit's QLine streetcar set a new record for ridership during the NFL Draft, held in the Motor City, showing its importance for transporting people during major events. (Axios)
  • Colorado transit advocates are ecstatic about a bill to fund the Regional Transportation District with new fees on oil and gas drilling. (Colorado Public Radio)
  • In response to critics, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell added $100 million for sidewalks, bike lanes and transit to his $1.35 billion transportation levy proposal before sending it to the city council. (The Urbanist)
  • Cincinnati bikeshare RedBike shuttered in March but has raised enough money to reopen next week. (WLWT)
  • The Stranger reminds everyone that bike lanes are for bikes, not cars or pedestrians.
  • Here's the deal with San Francisco's sparkly sidewalks. (SFGate)

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