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  • Even as cities begin to try to accommodate the growing number of cyclists, the number of people dying on bikes continues to rise because for nearly 100 years the streets have been designed for cars. That’s a lot of ground to make up for. (NPR)
  • If electric scooters merge with mass transit, micromobility could become as popular as cars. (Public transportation)
  • The Natural Resources Defense Council explains how congestion pricing can improve air quality and fund public transit at the same time.
  • A just-released Trump-era whistleblower report says former president’s former EPA chief Scott Pruitt ordered his drivers to speed up and even drive the wrong way. side of the road. (New York Times)
  • Los Angeles Metro is shorting commuters and bus drivers (Los Angeles Times) and the agency is shifting blame to freeway spending too little, too late (Streetsblog LA).
  • A proposed law in Washington, DC would charge residents an additional $500 to register vehicles over 6,000 pounds. Heavier vehicles are, of course, more likely to kill anyone they hit, due to physics. (Jalopnik)
  • Protesters say the contractor Maryland hired to complete the Purple Line is backing away from his promise to hire union labor. (Washington Post)
  • By reducing housing and transportation costs, transit-oriented development has created a more resilient DC region. (Great Greater Washington)
  • A recent audit found that Dallas has no written policies or procedures to reduce traffic fatalities. (KERA)
  • The Post-Gazette editorial board calls on Pittsburgh to build streets for people, not cars.
  • The Philadelphia Transit Agency has released three options for a new regional rail line. (Transport today)
  • In light of the recent tragic mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, it is worth remembering the nine Valley Transit Authority workers who died a year ago in Santa Clara, California. (Mountain View Voice)

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