• Oct. 31 is the final arbitrary deadline for the House to pass the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. (The hill)
  • Billion-dollar transit projects are cheaper when split into multiple smaller contracts. (Eno Center for Transportation)
  • New transport infrastructure must be environmentally sustainable to achieve climate goals. (McKinsey)
  • If self-driving vehicles ever see the light of day, it will be a great opportunity to design safer cars. (Technological crunch)
  • Road Island, Hawaii and New Jersey have the worst roads, while the best are in Tennessee, Wyoming and North Dakota. (US news and world report)
  • Denver’s new “climate czar” has a $40 million annual budget to spend on things like bike sharing that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Colorad0 Sun)
  • Seattle is offering commuters who used a temporarily closed bridge credits for car-free rides that they can use on public transit, bikeshares, electric scooters or vanpools. (cities today)
  • Widening I-45 through Houston remains on hold as the Federal Highway Administration continues to assess whether it violates civil rights laws. (Community impact)
  • More than half of Charlotte’s $13.5 billion transit plan would be spent on the 29-mile Silver Line. (WFAE)
  • Milwaukee County’s proposed $1.3 billion budget uses federal stimulus funds to avoid cuts to public transit. (Diary-Sentinel)
  • A Nashville City Council member wants to extend the city’s sidewalk cafe program, which expires in February. (News channel 5)
  • Tulsa bows to backlash from business owners and cuts bike lanes. (KTUL)
  • Gainesville, the University of Florida and the Florida DOT are working together on a Vision Zero plan. (Sun)
  • University of Wisconsin police use beer to trick students into jaywalking so they can get a ticket – not really, it’s a parody article. (Daily Cardinal)

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