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Friday’s Headlines Boldly Go Where Many Have Gone Before

A new Uber service will allow large groups of people traveling to the same destination to share a vehicle that carries up to 55 occupants. Sound familiar?

Peter Fazekas|

The elevator pitch is, “Uber, but longer.”

  • After disrupting the taxi business, Uber has now reinvented the bus. (Engadget)
  • Congress is holding hearings on the collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge. (Washington Post)
  • The Federal Railroad Administration is looking for proposals to upgrade the Northeast Corridor, with $2 billion to spend. (Route Fifty)
  • The EPA is offering $1 billion in grants to purchase zero-emissions heavy-duty vehicles, including transit buses. (Mass Transit)
  • Small projects can have a big impact on neighborhoods when it comes to traffic safety, walking and biking. (Mayors Innovation Project)
  • It was commissioned by a company that manufactures trains, so take it with a grain of salt, but a new survey found that a majority of Americans favor replacing short-haul flights with high-speed rail (Metro). Another possibly self-serving one from outdoor retailer REI found that two-thirds of people would bike more if they had better infrastructure (Planetizen).
  • As in many cities, there's more demand for street space in New York City than ever before. Congestion pricing can help fix that. (NY Times)
  • Portland's TriMet has rebuilt bus ridership post-COVID by aligning with other regional transit agencies. (Tribune)
  • The Rampart streetcar line is running again in New Orleans, more than five years after a hotel collapsed and forced its closure. (
  • The Washington Area Bicyclist Association has developed a new tool for reporting parking infractions and near-misses with cars. (Greater Greater Washington)
  • Two new ride-hailing services are operating in Minneapolis after Uber and Lyft announced they'd pull out due to minimum wage legislation the city council passed. (CBS News)
  • Four years after a Fort Worth study identified its deadliest roads, the city has done little to fix them. (NBC DFW)
  • The Vision Zero effort in Phoenix is getting mixed results. (ABC 15)
  • A project in Colombia's third-largest city turned an open-air sewer through an underserved neighborhood into a linear park and transportation corridor. (CNU Public Square)
  • One Montreal borough mayor is fighting back against oversized SUVs. (CityLab)
  • Not only is China beating the U.S. on passenger rail construction, they've incorporated the most American thing possible onto trains — fast food delivery. (Jalopnik)

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