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Bloomberg reports on a new type of transit called rapid regional rail that is faster than light rail but stops as frequently as a subway.

  • A new mode of transit called "rapid regional rail" combines the speed of commuter trains with the frequency of slower subways. But the U.S., as usual, is lagging behind Europe and Asia in building such systems. (City Lab)
  • Self-driving cars could eventually make roads safer for cyclists, but right now they're just another unpredictable obstacle to dodge. (Washington Post)
  • Dangerous roads make their most vulnerable users, like children and the disabled, invisible from behind a windshield. (Strong Towns)
  • San Francisco activists want to tax ride-hailing services like Waymo and Uber to fund transit agency Muni. (Chronicle)
  • Advocates biked one of St. Louis's most dangerous streets to advise the city on how to improve it. (KSDK)
  • Kansas City residents are eager to see the streetcar extension completed. (KSHB)
  • Amtrak's 2025 budget request includes $30 million to buy land for a new Atlanta rail hub, with lines extending to Nashville, Charlotte and other cities. (Urbanize Atlanta)
  • Even in the sprawling suburbs of Cobb County, Georgia, it's possible to get around without a car. (Marietta Daily Journal)
  • Another Dallas suburb is trying to cut the amount of money it pays into the regional transit system. (D Magazine)
  • Durham is putting a $200 million bond issue on the November ballot that includes funding for sidewalks. (WRAL)
  • Amsterdam is designing the next generation of gas stations called "mobility hubs" with fast chargers and other services geared toward electric vehicles. (The Mayor)
  • Japanese officials want to build a 300-mile underground conveyor belt to move cargo between Tokyo and Osaka, reducing congestion and pollution on surface highways. (Fast Company)

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