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Amtrak is on pace to break 2019's record of 32 million riders. And The Guardian goes in-depth on plans for high-speed rail in the U.S.

  • Amtrak is on pace to break its ridership record this year. Ridership is up 20 percent over the same period in 2023, its CEO said at a House hearing. (Reuters)
  • "Train Daddy" Andy Byford thinks Americans will clamor for more high-speed rail once one route is up and running. (The Guardian)
  • The kids are alright: Car-centric suburbs should emulate the walkability of older suburbs and small cities, writes a University of Michigan student in The Michigan Review.
  • A new Federal Highway Administration report confirming that congestion pricing will in fact reduce congestion and improve air quality puts more pressure on Gov. Kathy Hochul to reverse course. (Streetsblog NYC)
  • The official ballot language for a Nashville transportation referendum is going to the city council for approval. (WPLN)
  • New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy added $100 million for transit-oriented development to his proposed budget. (Spotlight News)
  • BCycle had hoped to hang on until the Houston Metro could start its own bikeshare, but now plans to shutter at the end of June. (Houston Public Media)
  • A new report from the Utah Foundation urges Salt Lake City to reform its zoning and turn vacant buildings and parking lots into housing. (Tribune)
  • Honolulu got rid of minimum parking requirements in the city center in 2020, but developers keep building parking anyway. (Civil Beat)
  • The Boston-area city of Somerville will build 29 miles of protected bike lanes by 2030. (Globe)
  • London is reclaiming its streets from cars in 72 low-traffic neighborhoods. (Reasons to Be Cheerful)
  • Edinburgh has banned SUV advertising. (Washington Post)
  • Reece Martin suggests that Canadian cities should implement congestion pricing.
  • Euro News lays out how Paris became the City of Bikes.

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