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Tuesday’s Headlines

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President Trump — who used to complain that China had faster trains than the U.S. — is now using passenger rail as a wedge issue. (CNN) The federal funding bill Trump recently signed does include $800 million for transit. (Florida Politics) It also removed a longstanding ban on light rail in Richmond, Va. (Chron) Is […]

Monday’s Headlines

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to drastically scale back plans for a Los Angeles-San Francisco bullet train is a gift to anti-transit Republicans. (Politico) He ensured Americans won’t get to experience modern rail travel for another generation. (Fortune) A new study says that bike- and scooter-shares are hurting bus ridership, but trains and subways benefit. […]

Friday’s Headlines

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Eighty percent of Capital Bikeshare’s users are white, and 90 percent of its stations are in white neighborhoods. (DCist) With transportation equity (or the lack thereof) in the news a lot lately, maybe that’s why Lyft is offering free rides (up to $10) to African-American historical and cultural sites in New York, Atlanta, Chicago and L.A. […]

Thursday’s Headlines

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Only a month after taking office and a week after the Green New Deal highlighted the need for more passenger rail, California Gov. Gavin Newsom is drastically scaling back a San Francisco-to-Los Angeles high-speed rail line. (City Lab; more at Streetsblog CAL) The Washington Post editorial board buys into D.C. Metro officials’ argument that extending […]

Wednesday’s Headlines

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Biking is affordable, healthy and zero-emission. That’s why it should be added to the Green New Deal. (Mobility Lab) The plan, in its current version, is also a missed opportunity to rethink the suburbs. (City Lab) Data collected by University of Waterloo researchers can help urban planners choose the best places for bike lanes. (Phys.org) […]

Tuesday’s Headlines

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Cycling deaths are up nationwide — especially in the Southeast — but cities like New York, Portland and Washington, D.C., are bucking the trend by investing heavily in bike infrastructure, according to a new study. (Bicycling) The League of American Bicyclists report, also covered by Streetsblog, suggests that encouraging walking and biking could help solve […]