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Blake Aued

Blake Aued has been doing Streetsblog’s daily national news digest for years. He’s also an Atlanta Braves fan, which enrages his editor in New York.

Friday’s Headlines Are Slower Than a Speeding Bullet

Unlike Superman, Amtrak's new high-speed trains will be limited to medium speeds because of the antiquated tracks they're rolling on.

September 8, 2023

Thursday’s Headlines Are Burned Out

Travel to and from Burning Man accounted for most of its 100,000-ton carbon footprint. Not to mention all the bikes left behind.

September 7, 2023

Wednesday’s Headlines Are Through With Drive-Throughs

And what if government regulators took car crashes as seriously as they took plane crashes? Plus other news.

September 6, 2023

Tuesday’s Headlines Are Back to Laboring

Hope you enjoyed your long weekend! U.S. high-speed rail is having a moment, Henry Grabar on the spreading anti-parking movement and more in today's headlines.

September 5, 2023

Friday’s Headlines Do the Electric Slide

Cities and counties want to electrify their bus fleets, and federal funds are available to do so, but the private sector just can't seem to keep up with demand.

September 1, 2023

Thursday’s Headlines Are Powered Up

Are electric vehicles really better for the environment? Depends on how much you drive. Folks who leave their cars in the garage most of the time are better off with internal combustion.

August 31, 2023

Wednesday’s Headlines Take the Wheel

It makes no difference whether cars are driven by humans or computers, they're still unsafe and damaging the environment.

August 30, 2023

Tuesday’s Headlines Want to Walk the Friendly Ground

The U.S. has gotten really good at eliminating commercial jet crashes. What if we paid the same rigorous attention when it came to saving the lives of the 40,000-plus people who die on U.S. roads each year?

August 29, 2023

Monday’s Headlines Come From the Land Down Under

As relatively sparsely populated nations that also don't have centralized transportation policies, the U.S. and Australia have a lot in common. So why do Aussies drive half as much as Americans?

August 28, 2023

Friday’s Headlines Eat the Rich

Climate change is a crisis primarily caused by the wealthy, according to new research covered by Salon.

August 25, 2023