Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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  • Thanks to high gas prices, gas demand has fallen below summer 2020, when much of the country was under COVID lockdown. (Bloomberg)
  • An overlooked provision in the climate and health care bill recently passed by Senate Democrats would provide $3 billion to restore communities torn apart by urban freeways, in addition to the $1 billion infrastructure bill from last year. (Road Fifty)
  • California regulators have accused Tesla of misleading the public that its cars are fully self-driving. (New York Times)
  • Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez tackles speed and its deadly consequences.
  • The Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority is considering free (AJC). Meanwhile, Denver is in the midst of a free pilot program that is saving regular passengers money while attracting new ones (Denver Post).
  • Boston plans to replace its overhead wire-powered trolleybuses with battery-electric buses. But because batteries don’t perform well in the cold, new buses will need diesel heaters, which will make them more polluting than zero-emission trolleybuses. (The Guardian)
  • The Baker-Polito administration announced $16 million in funding for transit-oriented development in Massachusetts. (Intelligent transport)
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit has issued a call for proposals to develop parking lots around six stations. (bisnow)
  • Minnesota DOT is testing driverless shuttles. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting dives into how anti-sprawl activists of the 80s and 90s left a freeway project near Portland.
  • Bike safety isn’t just for cities — a small town in Utah cobbled together $9 million to add bike lanes to a deadly two-lane highway. (Salt Lake Grandstand)
  • Some cyclists who prefer old-fashioned foot power are feuding with those who ride e-bikes. (Washington Post)
  • The Uber app has a handy new feature! (onion)

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