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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.

All Aboard Tuesday’s Headlines

From brand-new train cars to better service on the coasts and in the Upper Midwest, Amtrak is experiencing a renaissance, thanks to federal infrastructure spending.

November 14, 2023

Monday’s Headlines Are E-xcited About E-Bikes

The National Association of City Transportation Officials reports that bikeshare ridership topped 72 million in 2022, but shared e-scooters have not recovered as well from the pandemic.

November 13, 2023

Friday’s Headlines Cap and Train

A simple new strategy to increase ridership, and more in headlines.

November 10, 2023

Thursday’s Headlines Narrow Our Options

A multimodal vehicle sharing outfit becomes yet another app-taxi.

November 9, 2023

Wednesday’s Headlines Have a Complete Vision

Pedestrian deaths soared by 77 percent between 2010 and 2021. Is the Biden administration taking it seriously?

November 8, 2023

Tuesday’s Headlines Refuse to Turn Right on Red

The U.S. is one of the few places to allow right turns on red in a misguided effort to save gas, but many cities are now reconsidering the deadly policy.

November 7, 2023

Monday’s Headlines Want to Walk Safely

Drivers are still killing record numbers of pedestrians, but the number of walking trips people take has fallen drastically. Meanwhile, a number of cities continue to find ways to try to make their streets safer.

November 6, 2023

Friday’s Headlines Are Getting a Jump on Holiday Shopping

Business owners think their sales will nosedive if the city takes away parking. But often, the opposite is true.

November 3, 2023

Thursday’s Headlines Are Plowing Ahead

Psychologists looked at various personality traits that make people neighborly and found that — shocker — people who bike or walk care more about their community than drivers.

November 2, 2023

Wednesday’s Headlines Are Enjoying Our Candy

But today's headlines are about U.S. drivers' resistance to electric vehicles, the Republican vendetta against cars that run on anything but gas, and how aggressive EV policy is costing even greener modes, like walking, biking and transit.

November 1, 2023