• Bond raters warn that transit agencies that rely heavily on fare revenue face a budget crisis once federal COVID funding runs out. (Road Fifty)
  • Transit agencies are calling for battery-electric buses, but deliveries are slow to come due to a shortage of microprocessors. (Diving into smart cities)
  • While three-quarters of American drivers say gas is too expensive, it’s actually cheaper here than in most other countries around the world. (The bustle)
  • Even with federal funding, removing urban freeways remains a challenge. (Governing)
  • Your semi-regular reminder that the term “jaywalking” was coined by avid motorists and automakers to convince the public that roads are for cars, not people. (city ​​laboratory)
  • Kansas City’s public transit has become free, but that doesn’t help the 87% of low-income households that don’t live near a bus route. (Field)
  • Metro Denver is scrapping plans to widen two freeways, thanks to a state mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. (Colorado Public Radio)
  • Three crashes killed four people in just six hours last weekend in Philadelphia, where the city recently announced a new comprehensive street program. (Applicant)
  • Nashville advocates are pushing to keep bike and pedestrian lanes open during major events. (News channel 5)
  • Hillsborough County, Florida is considering removing ugly wraparound ads from buses. Ad sales make up just 0.4% of the transit agency’s budget, though some say it can use every penny it can get. (Tampa Bay Weather)
  • A new mobility plan comes into force today in Brussels and aims to reduce traffic congestion and pollution by moving cars away from the city centre. (Policy)
  • Bonn, Germany, is launching a €19 public transit pass in response to the popularity of a nine-euro national summer pass. (The mayor)
  • Helsinki is offering city workers free transit passes, which officials hope will boost ridership to pre-COVID levels. (YLE)

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