Photo: SounderBruce, CC
Photo: SounderBruce, CC
  • The CARES Act, CARES II and the American Rescue Plan Act injected $70 billion into US transit agencies that struggled when fare revenues halved during the pandemic. But the money hasn’t been distributed evenly, with smaller agencies getting a bigger share – and now it’s starting to run out. (Eno Center for Transportation)
  • The Los Angeles Metro hopes ridership will return to pre-pandemic levels by mid-2023, but for other cities like San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Atlanta, it will likely take years. (Bloomberg)
  • A recent Vision Zero summit focused on community input and street design to avoid driver error. (Diving into smart cities)
  • Office workers’ commutes are so miserable that they refuse to return to their cabins now that they know there is an alternative. A free pass won’t convince them when the average one-way trip is 45 minutes by bus or 70 minutes by train. (Washington Post)
  • San Diego-area officials voted to scrap a per-mile road user fee from a $160 billion long-term transportation plan, leaving a $14 billion hole in the budget. (Union-Tribune)
  • A troublesome half-mile tunnel on Minneapolis’ 14-mile southwest line is the main reason the new rail line has yet to be completed. (MinnPost)
  • The DC Metro has released a map of the Silver Line expansion showing the locations of the new stations. (OMCP)
  • Many Atlanta residents believe transit agency MARTA should extend light rail to underserved neighborhoods rather than the gentrified Eastside Beltline Trail, where people already walk and ride bikes. (Urbanizing Atlanta)
  • They may be electric, but it looks like China is about to repeat the mistake of the United States by turning into a car-dependent society. (New York Times)
  • France will spend $250 million on cycling infrastructure and classes for children, but some advocates say it takes 10 times more to meet demand. (Forbes)
  • Driving in Paris has halved since 1990, largely thanks to massive improvements to bikes and pedestrians under Mayor Anne Hidalgo and her creation of a low-emissions zone. (Reasons to be happy)

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