DOT’s New Emissions Rule is a Big Deal, Even if It Doesn’t Punish States for Polluting
No states will face penalties for building needless toxic road projects — but they also won't be able to hide those impacts from the public.
Top NJ Lawmaker Proposes Major Reforms to Fight Temporary License Plate Fraud
The new legislation follows a seven-month Streetsblog investigation that found widespread fraud involving temp tags, with car dealers abusing weak state regulations and selling paper plates illegally to drivers using them to evade accountability on the road.
Highway Boondoggles 2023: This Bridge is a Bridge Too Far
Presented by local transportation authorities as a simple bridge replacement, an expensive, oversized highway expansion threatens to worsen congestion in Vancouver and Portland
This week's headlines
The Price Is Right for Tuesday’s Headlines
If congestion pricing works in New York City, City Lab predicts that other U.S. cities will quickly follow suit.
Monday’s Headlines Need Less Oil
E-bikes are a great alternative for short trips, and they're actually saving more fossil fuels that electric cars.
Friday’s Post-Turkey Headlines
Federal data says the number of people using shared bikes and e-scooters on Thanksgiving is rising.
Delivery Companies Don’t Want to Supply Delivery Workers With Safe Batteries and Bikes
Bronx Council Member Oswald Feliz introduced the legislation, but the tech companies don't like it.
Fed Panel Wants to Confront the Role of Aggressive Auto Advertising in U.S. Road Deaths
A horrific car crash that killed nine has federal safety officials calling for systematic responses to traffic violence — including the aggressive car ads that may inspire motorists to hit the gas.
A Plan to Eliminate Pretextual Police Stops, While Still Increasing Traffic Safety
The Free to Move Coalition has developed a plan to do away with pretextual traffic stops that disproportionately impact Black and Latino motorists.
After Albuquerque Victory, Advocates Want To Take Fare-Free Transit Statewide
Duke City is the latest to get on board the free transit bandwagon — and they say the rest of the state is primed to follow.
Tuesday’s Headlines Won’t Get Fooled Again
Robotaxis are just ride-hailing without the driver, and like ride-hailing, they'll most likely lead to more driving and more pollution, not less.
One Year Later, NYC Delivery Workers Are Still Waiting for Their Charging Hubs
More than a year — and a dozen-plus fatal fires — since the city announced charging stations for delivery workers, the hubs aren't ready,
This Louisiana Town Runs Largely on Traffic Fines; If You Fight Your Ticket, the Mayor Is Your Judge
Fenton, population 226, brings in over $1 million per year through its mayor’s court, an unusual justice system in which the mayor can serve as judge even though he’s responsible for town finances. A new investigation explores the problems with this unconventional system.
San Francisco’s World Day of Remembrance
City marks another year of tragedy with Vision Zero more elusive than ever.