Photo: Transport alternatives
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  • Office workers are starting to commute again, and most of them are driving alone (Washington Post). Still, many people are expected to continue working remotely after the pandemic, which means transit agencies will have to adapt (Eno Center for Transportation).
  • Tire residue that flows into waterways kills fish. (Toronto Star)
  • E-bikes were already experiencing a pandemic boom and demand is increasing even further due to high gasoline prices. (City laboratory)
  • Maryland and Georgia are the latest states to suspend gasoline taxes. (ABC News)
  • Minneapolis had 23 fatal crashes last year, down from 15 in 2020, killing 24 people, including 11 pedestrians. Four-fifths were caused by reckless driving. (Axios)
  • Reckless drivers could lose their cars under a proposed Milwaukee ordinance, the first of its kind in the nation. (Road Fifty)
  • Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority spin the numbers for a free pilot program very differently. The MBTA points out that most runners, those who had monthly passes or needed to transfer, didn’t save money, but Wu says the program was still popular. (Commonwealth)
  • The Denver Regional Transportation District and the Transit Union have reached a deal that will raise operators’ wages by 25 percent. (The Denver Canal)
  • The Bay Area’s Valley Transit is increasingly getting into the real estate business with transit-oriented developments. (Spotlight on San Jose)
  • San Antonio ranks 37th in walkability among major US cities. (San Antonio Report)
  • Jacksonville is experimenting with green-painted bike lanes that make drivers more likely to yield to cyclists. (News4Jax)
  • The former Afghan finance minister is now an Uber driver in Washington, DC (stars and stripes)

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