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President Biden's proposed budget includes billions for transit but even more billions for roads. How will Congress react?

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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding that will replace the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel, Monday, January 30, 2023, at the Falls Road Amtrak maintenance building in Baltimore.

  • House and Senate leaders will go to work on transportation funding bills when they return from their Fourth of July break. (Transportation Topics)
  • With efforts to build bullet trains in the U.S. finally ramping up, the High Speed Rail Coalition has released a guide for advocates who want to organize and build political support for future lines. (Smart Cities Dive)
  • Another how-to guide from Smart Growth America shows how to make the case for complete streets on state highways.
  • Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg went to Jackson to break ground on repairs to long-neglected Medgar Evers Boulevard, named for the slain civil rights hero. (Mississippi Today)
  • Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis urged the Houston Metro board to reconsider a decision to cancel the University Corridor bus rapid transit line. (Chronicle)
  • It seems odd, but a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that sidewalks are not "pedestrian ways" under state law paves the way for cities to use eminent domain to acquire land for sidewalks. (WBAY)
  • A coalition of Baltimore transit advocates wants to delay reconstruction of the Francis Scott Key Bridge until light rail can be incorporated into the design. (WYPR)
  • A new city report showed that 2.1 million people in Atlanta rented shared bikes or e-scooters last year, as officials consider expanding the program. (AJC)
  • Transportation officials in Maryland are focusing on quick-build projects for Baltimore's most dangerous streets. (Banner)
  • A Pittsburgh bike advocate advises the city to stop putting motorists first. (Post-Gazette)
  • San Francisco launched a new online dashboard to mark its progress on Vision Zero. (Cities Today)
  • Durham residents will vote this fall on a $115 million referendum to pave streets, and build and repair sidewalks. (CBS 17)
  • Cambridge's strong complete streets ordinance helped make it one of the best cities in the U.S. for cycling. (People for Bikes)
  • We haven't gotten autonomous cars or flying cars yet, but supposedly self-flying taxis are a thing now in Houston. (Houston Public Media)

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