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There’s No Turning Back From Wednesday’s Headlines

Donald Trump really, really hates electric cars. But although he's pledged to stop the transition away from fossil fuels, automakers are already committed.

  • Donald Trump is threatening to throw a monkey wrench into the electric vehicle transition by reversing some of the Biden administration's climate policies. (New York Times)
  • A slight majority of Americans prefer an emissions-based mileage fee to traditional gas taxes, according to a Mineta Transportation Institute survey, and support rises if the fee is tied to income. (Cities Today)
  • U.S. cities are starting to import Dutch-style protected intersections that force drivers to slow down while cornering. (The Drive)
  • Researchers in Australia have invented a new type of concrete made partially with used coffee grounds that is both stronger and more environmentally sustainable. (New Atlas)
  • The California Senate passed a bill requiring new cars sold after 2032 to beep at drivers who exceed the speed limit by 10 miles per hour. (Road & Track)
  • Bike trips have more than doubled in Chicago during a time period that just so happens to coincide with the city building a lot of bike infrastructure. (Axios)
  • On the same day Florida Today kicked off a week of coverage about transportation safety in Brevard County, a driver hit two pedestrians, killing one.
  • Tampa Bay's airport is the first in the U.S. to be named a bicycle-friendly business. (Patch)
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a reminder about the deadly summer travel season, and even acknowledges that there's no such thing as an "accident."
  • Incredibly, the Michigan DOT has decided not to widen a divided highway in Ann Arbor. (MLive)
  • Downtown Knoxville merchants didn't like a city study that said the area has a surplus of parking and that drivers should have to pay for it, so they commissioned one of their own with predictably different results. (Inside of Knoxville)
  • Oregonian readers share their horror stories about dangerous Portland drivers.
  • Kid Rock entered a rodeo riding in the bed of a Tesla Cybertruck painted to look the General Lee from "Dukes of Hazzard," because of course he did. (Jalopnik)

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