Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Car Culture

Washington state voters passed a ballot initiative Tuesday that will severely limit the state's ability to maintain and expand its vaunted transportation systems.

Seattle Sues To Keep Car Tabs And Save Transit

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Seattle leaders are not wasting any time to stymie a statewide ballot measure voters approved on Tuesday, announcing a lawsuit to block Initiative 976, which could drain tens of billions in transportation funding across the entire state by reducing annual vehicle registration fees. King County Executive Dow Constantine along with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and […]
Rep. Peter DeFazio criticized Uber and Lyft for not coming to Capitol Hill Wednesday to answer questions at a Transportation Committee hearing. Image: Oregon Department of Transportation

House Transport Chair Rips Uber, Lyft

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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio had invited representatives from Uber and Lyft to sit on a panel discussing the future of transportation network companies. On Monday, he learned ride hail officials declined to participate, so DeFazio used his opening remarks to lambast both companies for contributing to longer traffic delays and higher […]