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Tuesday’s Headlines Are 15 Minutes Away

Changes in 15-minute cities have been beneficial, if relatively modest, so why do they inspire such backlash from the right? The New Republic turns to Gabriel Moreno for answers.


People walking and biking in Paris, where the idea of the 15-minute city originated.

  • Living in a 15-minute city sounds objectively great, so why are they so divisive? The New Republic argues that, inside minds covered by tinfoil caps, it got mixed up with COVID lockdowns.
  • Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi admitted that the ride-hailing company has taken its drivers for granted. (MSN)
  • Traffic Technology Today details just some of the transit projects that are benefiting from billions of dollars in federal investment.
  • A funding bill that could have saved struggling Bay Area transit agencies has been put on hold for this year. (San Francisco Standard)
  • A Charlotte transit plan blocked by road-loving Republican state legislators is showing signs of life, but the latest version would cap spending on rail at 40 percent of the total package. (WFAE)
  • The Twin Cities' Metro Transit is doubling the number of unarmed agents aboard trains. (KSTP)
  • Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson is backing a snow removal pilot program to clear sidewalks for students and others on foot, but some officials are balking at the cost. (NBC Chicago)
  • Kansas City will spend $4 million on road diets for its high-injury network this year. (KCTV 5)
  • Cincinnati is beefing up parking enforcement, with the additional revenue going to the Connector streetcar. (Local 12)
  • Milwaukee's two streetcar lines will operate as one during the upcoming nine-day Summerfest. (Urban Milwaukee)
  • Tampa's streetcar is on pace to carry 1.3 million riders this year. (That's So Tampa)
  • With the final public hearing on a Seattle transportation levy scheduled for this afternoon, Seattle Bike Blog notes that drivers killed six people there just last week alone.
  • An Instagram star in an extremely loud Dodge Charger Hellcat is terrorizing one Seattle neighborhood. (New York Times)

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