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  • Owning a car is becoming more and more expensive and commuting more and more difficult. However, most Americans have no choice because public transit service is so poor. (The Guardian)
  • Liberal environmental reforms intended to encourage citizen participation are now being used to thwart public transit and affordable housing projects, writes Ezra Klein. (New York Times)
  • An e-bike can travel 2,000 miles for the price of a gallon of gas. (Electrek)
  • Omaha is seeing record numbers of bike share users and bus drivers because gas prices are high. (KETV)
  • Uber imposes a fuel surcharge on trips. (The edge)
  • Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said she would likely veto a bill suspending the state’s gasoline tax (Detroit News). But Treasury Secretary Janet Yellin said a gas tax cut is on the table at the federal level (Reuters), although consumers would not notice much of a difference.
  • California’s beleaguered high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco is emblematic of the United States’ failure to deliver major infrastructure projects. (NYT)
  • Normally, a $2 billion economic development project creating 7,500 jobs would be a huge win for Governor Brian Kemp, but the Rivian electric vehicle plant in rural Georgia has turned into partisan political football. (NYT)
  • Officials in Durham, North Carolina want to know what happened to the $167 million they spent on the failed Research Triangle light rail line. (Raleigh News and Observer)
  • Washington state Democrats agreed to a $17 billion transportation bill. (The Olympian)
  • Even if the Teamsters support it, a gig worker bill in the Washington legislature is bad business for Uber and Lyft drivers. (Jacobin)
  • Florida lawmakers gave Miami-Dade $3 million to improve a trail along the South Dade Transitway. (Florida politics)
  • Boulder has a new type of traffic calming device called a “speed kidney” that functions as both a speed bump and a speed bump. (boulder beat)

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