• Ride-sharing apps are getting more expensive as investor money that subsidizes Uber and Lyft dries up, which could push some app users toward more affordable public transit. (the wall street journal)
  • A bill introduced by progressive Democrats would tax oil companies for the windfall profits they make from record gas prices. (Business Intern)
  • Cars cause climate change, climate change causes less sleep, and less sleep causes more car accidents. (The Grist)
  • The recent spike in road deaths could be a sign that the United States has reached “peak car” as city planners fail to prioritize individual passenger vehicles. (Automatic week)
  • Already available technology like cruise control and alcohol locks could reduce road deaths by up to 45%, if the political will exists to do so. (Jalopnik)
  • “Autonomous” buses will still need qualified personnel. (Diving into smart cities)
  • California Governor Gavin Newsom is already expected to make public transit free. (SFGate)
  • The DC suburb of Montgomery County, Maryland will resume collecting transit fares in July. (Washington Post)
  • Washington, DC will spend $309 million to retrofit 75,000 streetlights, save energy and improve visibility. (clean technique)
  • Electric truck maker Rivian is building a plant in Georgia. Trump-backed David Perdue, who is challenging Georgia Governor Brian Kemp in today’s Republican primary, calls Rivian “a woke California company on a mission to green the world.” (BNC News)
  • Carless Iowans are stranded by the decline of intercity buses. (The Gazette)
  • Six years after instituting a Vision Zero policy, Denver is no closer to its goal of eliminating road deaths by 2030 (Axios). Authorities are now pushing to redesign the city’s deadliest streets and intersections (Denverite).
  • Philadelphia just created its first “slow zone” with lower speed limits, new pavement markings and traffic calming measures such as corner bumps. (WHY)
  • A Portland group called Bike Loud is getting city support to hold car-free block parties every Sunday this summer. (Portland Bike)

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