Photo credit: Fernhay
Photo credit: Fernhay
  • The Biden administration has unveiled new mileage standards that will require the average car to get 49 miles per gallon by 2026. The move will prevent 5.5 trillion tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere, according to the secretary. at Pete Buttigieg Transportation. (The edge)
  • Transit-oriented development is spreading nationally as a way to increase both transit ridership and affordable housing. (Diving into smart cities)
  • Improving public transport and subsidizing bicycles would protect consumers from fluctuating gas prices. (The hill)
  • UPS is testing four-wheel electric bikes shaped like a van to make deliveries in urban areas. (PC Magazine)
  • An explosion of homeless people living in Los Angeles subway stations and on trains and buses crowds out other riders, leaving the transit agency to play the role of social service provider as well. (Los Angeles Times)
  • The Washington state budget includes $150 million to attract federal investment in the Cascadia high-speed rail line linking Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
  • MinnPost traces years of missteps and short-sighted decisions on Minneapolis’ beleaguered southwest line.
  • A Southern California transit agency is the first in the nation to have a fleet of all-electric buses. (Government Technology)
  • Phoenix drivers killed three cyclists in two days. (Fox 10)
  • A Denver street safety advocate says pedestrian deaths will continue to rise as long as streets are designed to move cars quickly. (CBSDenver)
  • Salem, Oregon, leaders are pushing for a 55-mile network of protected bike paths. (Statesman’s Diary)
  • A Washington, DC pedestrian fell through a sidewalk grate, but that’s probably not something you need to worry about. (DCist)

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