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Tuesday’s Headlines Turn Up the Heat

Triple-digit heat, fueled by climate change, is warping rail lines, interrupting construction work on transit lines and causing burns on sidewalks.

July 16, 2024

Monday’s Headlines Go Through Basic Training

An NYU study looks into why the U.S. is lagging behind on high-speed rail, and one transportation expert ponders the impact on growth.

July 15, 2024

Friday’s Headlines Take Me to the River

Politico reports that the Biden administration is investing $2.5 billion in updating aging Mississippi River locks and dams like this one in Iowa. Transporting freight by barge produces less emissions than trucks or even rail.

July 12, 2024

Thursday’s Headlines Drive Less

Seems obvious that the more people drive, the more likely they are to die in a crash or kill someone else, but traditional thinking on traffic safety doesn't always follow that logic, according to Planetizen.

July 11, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines Raise the Roof

RAISE grants funded by the 2021 infrastructure act will go to nearly 150 sustainable and equitable transportation projects in all 50 states, the U.S. DOT announced.

July 10, 2024

Tuesday’s Headlines Read Rapidly

Bloomberg reports on a new type of transit called rapid regional rail that is faster than light rail but stops as frequently as a subway.

July 9, 2024

Monday’s Modest Headlines

A new online atlas looking at nine metrics for sustainable transit shows that it's not the size of the system that matters, it's how many people it serves.

July 8, 2024

Friday’s Headlines Spark Fireworks

Happy Fourth of July! Housing and transit writer Darrell Owens ponders why so few Americans seem to care about all the deaths caused by cars and drivers.

July 5, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines Believe in Monsters

And so does the CEO of Ford. That's how he described some vehicles while calling for a shift to smaller EVs as pedestrian deaths remain high.

July 3, 2024

Tuesday’s Headlines Reign Supreme

The Biden administration could see many of its climate change rules, including restricting tailpipe emissions, reversed after the Supreme Court limited the extent to which federal agencies can interpret laws.

July 2, 2024