Michael Landrieu
  • Work has begun on 5,000 projects since the federal infrastructure act was passed, according to President Biden’s infrastructure czar, former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who also spoke of inflation and fairness in an interview with Road Fifty.
  • By funding electric vehicles but not cars or bikes, the federal climate bill merely shifts tailpipe emissions to power plants (Vice). E-bikes are a much cheaper and more efficient way to decarbonize the atmosphere than their four-wheeled counterparts (ABC Radio Perth)
  • Democrats are getting nervous that Mercurial Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema is not supporting the climate bill. (The hill)
  • Bike-sharing company Bolt Mobility disappeared from at least six US cities without warning, and no one knows why. (Tech Crunch)
  • A San Francisco bus driver writes in CityLab about the abuse he has suffered from mask refusers and other passengers during the pandemic.
  • After a 70-year absence, passenger rail service between Burlington and New York is back. (Associated press)
  • The BeltLine Rail Now chief criticizes the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority for scaling back ambitious voter-approved and funded expansion plans. (Saporta Report)
  • The buses will replace trains on Boston’s Red Line as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority makes track upgrades on orders from the Federal Transit Administration. (CBS News)
  • The Houston Chronicle speaks out in favor of the University Line, which would be the longest bus rapid transit line in the country.
  • The Denver Regional Transportation District is making buses and trains free for the month of August. (The Denver Canal)
  • Local entrepreneurs are launching their own ride-sharing apps in Venezuela as the public transit system degrades. (ABC News)
  • Pontevedra, Spain banned cars in 1999, decades before it got cool. (Politics)

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