The Nice Bridge over the Potomac is doomed to demolition unless it can be saved and used by cyclists.  1 credit
The Nice Bridge over the Potomac is doomed to demolition unless it can be saved and used by cyclists. 1 credit
  • More than 80% of cities plan to spend federal infrastructure funding on roads and bridges, while less than 60% will use it to pay for safer streets, and less than 30% are electrifying their bus fleets. (Governing)
  • The viral video of a Los Angeles driver killing six people as he ran through a red light at 90 miles per hour is sparking new discussions about the use of geofencing technology to control vehicle speeds. (Treehugger)
  • The California high-speed train has received final approval from state regulators for the San Jose-San Francisco section. (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • Maryland is building a new bridge over the Potomac River, and bike advocates and members of Congress are trying to convince Governor Larry Hogan’s administration to keep the old one for walking and biking. (Washington Post)
  • Pro-transit Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is on the defensive as the Orange Line shuts down for 30 days of repairs (World). The city provides self-service buses and bikes, and a group organizes convoys for inexperienced cyclists (Herald). Everything has gone well so far (MASS Streetsblog).
  • The St. Louis MetroLink resumed full service Monday, four weeks after flooding shut down the transit system. Repairs will cost approximately $32 million. (Post-shipment)
  • Issues ranging from labor strikes to a landslide have delayed the completion of four Sound Transit light rail lines. (Seattle Times)
  • Milwaukee has stepped up law enforcement and education in response to a deadly wave of reckless driving, but it should also redesign its streets to be safer. (Diary-Sentinel)
  • A $25 million federal grant will fund improvements to seven of Philadelphia’s most dangerous streets. (WHY)
  • A pilot program in Pittsburgh is providing free access to public transit and micromobility to 50 low-income residents to see if it improves their economic mobility. (Traffic technology today)
  • Bloomington, Indiana, is consolidating four bus routes into two and subsidizing Uber and Lyft rides instead, at a cost of up to $19 per person. (Herald Times)
  • A Savannah homeowner found two 130-year-old streetcars in her yard after moving into the house. (WTO)

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