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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.

Monday’s Headlines Need Better Infrastructure

The lack of investment in infrastructure in the U.S. over the past few decades is costing us all a lot of time and making people very unhappy, according to the New York Times.

October 23, 2023

Friday’s Headlines Are E-Biking Away

Want to help the planet? Replace your second car with an e-bike.

October 20, 2023

Thursday’s Headlines Are Down but Not Out

The decades-long decline in American cities' air pollution is slowing down. But why? Plus, autonomous vehicles' latest foibles and more headlines.

October 19, 2023

Wednesday’s Headlines Tax the Rich

Only the wealthy can really afford today's mega-SUVs — and they're not paying for their impacts.

October 18, 2023

Tuesday’s Headlines Cut Carbon

Even red states are taking advantage of a Biden administration transportation program aimed at reducing tailpipe emissions.

October 17, 2023

Monday’s Headlines Put Safety First

...unlike car companies, which could be using technologies like LIDAR and external airbags to protect pedestrians, but don't.

October 16, 2023

Friday’s Headlines Have a License to Kill

Neither the federal nor state governments is doing much of anything to license or regulate AI-driven cars, or are even sure whose job it is, according to the New York Times.

October 13, 2023

Thursday’s Headlines Go Small or Go Home

Automakers think Americans only want pickups and big SUVs, but the reality is most consumers looking at EVs want a smaller vehicle — which they can't even buy.

October 12, 2023

Wednesday’s Headlines Face Hard Questions

Many U.S. police departments cut back on enforcing traffic laws after the George Floyd uprising. What happened next?

October 11, 2023

Tuesday’s Headlines Are Seeing Red

Is the gas saved by allowing right on red really worth all the pedestrians who get hurt by inattentive drivers?

October 10, 2023