• Fare capping allows transit riders who cannot afford long-term passes to access the same low fares for unlimited rides without having to pay upfront. This could be a tool to make public transit more equitable and attract riders lost during the pandemic. (Next city)
  • The age of the railway explains how Amtrak could spend $58 billion earmarked for intercity rail in the Infrastructure Act.
  • Micromobility companies like Bird and Lyft — private companies worth billions — want taxpayer subsidies so they can grow. (Diving into smart cities)
  • City officials and cyclists across the country are divided on the place of electric scooters on bike paths. (Wired)
  • Denver is now halfway through a five-year project to build 125 miles of protected bike lanes. (Denver Post)
  • A Florida school system is so tough on bus drivers that it’s considering hiring Uber or paying parents to drive their kids to school. (WFLA)
  • After a near-record number of road deaths in 2021, drivers in San Jose have already killed four people this year. (Projector)
  • Residents are increasingly accepting of Detroit’s bike lanes and are beginning to use them more, though concerns about gentrification remain. (WDET)
  • A private group has raised $10 million in donations for a 34-mile urban trail around Cincinnati. (Spectrum News)
  • After a failed attempt with Zagster, Wilmington, North Carolina resumes talks to bring in a bike share company. (Port City Daily)
  • Quebec decided that pranking a group of people into getting run over in order to deter pedestrians was a better use of government funding than, you know, trying to get drivers to stop driving. crush people. (Youtube)

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