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  • With the passage and signing of the $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, cities and states will no longer have to choose between routine maintenance or large, expensive projects (New York Times). It could have been better, but Slate says he will do more to prevent climate change than environmental activists would have you believe. It is, however, well below the original vision of President Biden (Politico).
  • The Washington Post looks at some little-noticed aspects of the bill, such as a $ 16 billion pot to speed up megaprojects and $ 1.75 billion to make ADA transit stations accessible. Meanwhile, Streetsblog’s Kea Wilson reviews active transportation and safety provisions.
  • The United States has more than three parking spaces for each car. This large car park, often free, encourages car ownership and leads to more congestion and pollution. (The Guardian)
  • A third of electric scooter trips have replaced car trips, according to a new survey. (Forbes)
  • Cities are increasingly using data-driven analytics to drive their Vision Zero policies. (Next city)
  • Electric vehicles present a challenge for Uber and Lyft because they are more expensive than gasoline-powered cars and require recharging, which keeps drivers away from the road. (Axios)
  • DC Metro will be without more than half of its fleet of cars until December, when it inspects those cars after a derailment. (WaPost)
  • A new contractor has been selected to finally complete the besieged Maryland Violet Line. (Bethesda Magazine)
  • Philadelphia’s Indego bike share will add 30 new stations and 400 e-bikes next year. (CNB 10)
  • Several new cycle paths are planned in Richmond. (WRIC)
  • Montreal mayor Valérie Plant, a big supporter of public transit and cycling infrastructure, was re-elected on Monday. (SRC)

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