Today’s Headlines

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  • It’s Business as Usual on Infrastructure in Congress (Roll Call)
  • WaPo Fact-Checkers Found Dozens of Inaccuracies in Trump’s Infrastructure Speech
  • Nashville Mayor’s Resignation Has Emboldened Transit Opponents (Biz Journal)
  • WPLN and WSMV Have Explainers on Nashville Transit Referendum
  • Virginia Gov Northam Changes Metro Funding Source to Maintain NoVa Road Money (Richmond Dispatch)
  • Broward Commission Delays Vote on Wave Streetcar Funding (Sun Sentinel)
  • Charlotte Offers Transit Riders Last-Mile Discounts on Lyft (Observer)
  • None of Seattle’s City Council Members Drive Alone to Work (Seattle Times)
  • Court Rules France Can Charge Uber With Running Illegal Taxi Service (CNBC)
  • News of Transit’s Death Has Been Greatly Exaggerated (Bloomberg)

Today’s Headlines

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  • Cities Ease Rules Against E-Bikes as Popularity Grows (WaPo)
  • Middle Tennessee Is Watching the Nashville Transit Referendum (Tennessean)
  • Charleston Post and Courier: Spend Freeway Money on BRT or Bike Lanes Instead
  • Atlantans Want Light Rail on the BeltLine (Curbed)
  • Massachusetts Group Hopes Smart Tolling Reduces Congestion (CBS Boston)
  • Oklahoma City Streetcar Remains on Track for December Launch (NewsOK)
  • Portland City Council Candidates Talk Transportation (Bike Portland)
  • Uber and Lyft Drivers Ignore Riders With Service Dogs (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
  • Melbourne Proposes “Superblocks” Where Pedestrians Are Prioritized (The Age)

Today’s Headlines

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  • Most States Couldn’t Afford to Tap Into Trump’s Infrastructure Fund (The Hill)
  • FTA Awards Cities $264M for Bus Upgrades (Mass Transit Mag)
  • Nashville Transit Opponents Try to Undermine Confidence in Light Rail (Tennessean)
  • Bike Crashes Down in Austin, But Cyclists Still Face Dangers (Statesman)
  • Court Gives St. Louis Local Control Over Parking (Post-Dispatch)
  • Milwaukee Streetcar Testing Starts This Week (On Milwaukee)
  • Conservative Think Tank Calls for Shutting Down Atlanta Streetcar (WSB)
  • 200 Broward, Florida, Residents Pedal Through Park to Promote Cycling (Sun Sentinel)
  • “Uber for Kids” Offers Rides to Unaccompanied Minors. What Could Go Wrong? (Denver Post)

Talking Headways Podcast: The Three Revolutions of Transportation

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This week, author Daniel Sperling joins us to talk about his new book, Three Revolutions, which examines the potential sea change in transportation as a result of electrification, automation, and shared rides. We discuss how he came to believe that shared rides are the future, the role of regulation during these transformations, and what all this change means for auto manufacturers.

Today’s Headlines

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  • Uber Acquires Bike-Share Company Jump (Wired)
  • Referendum Failure Could Stall Nashville Transit for a Decade (Tennessean)
  • Seattle Delays Bike Lane Over “Mega Gridlock” Fearmongering (KIRO)
  • Maryland Cracks Down on Distracted Drivers—and Pedestrians, Too (WTOP)
  • Atlanta Residents Say Complete Street Project Isn’t Good Enough (Curbed)
  • Phoenix Businesses Object to Car Lanes Turning Into Railways (AZ Central)
  • Philadelphia Cyclists Insist on Fully Protected Bike Lane (Philly Voice)
  • Charleston Cyclists Have Been Trying to Get This Bike Lane for 85 Years (Post and Courier)
  • Documentary Released About Ashley River Bridge Bumbling (Charleston City Paper)
  • How Pedestrian Trails Could Revive Rural Economies (Fast Company)
  • Roanoke Bike-Share Can Move Forward After Stolen Bike Racks Returned (Times)
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