Thursday’s Headlines From Across the Nation – Streetsblog USA

Thursday’s Headlines From Throughout the Nation – Streetsblog USA


  • With ridership down 95 p.c and income down 50 p.c, Amtrak would possibly drastically minimize service except federal officers resolve to deal with it like a authorities company as an alternative of a enterprise. (New York Times)
  • Uber would require customers who’re reported for not carrying a masks to take a selfie earlier than getting within the automotive subsequent time. (The Verge)
  • Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot a Black man about 20 instances, killing him, after initially stopping Dijon Kizzee for an alleged bike violation. The capturing sparked protests in South Central L.A. (Reuters), City Lab)
  • Alexandria, Atlanta, Denver, Detroit, Durham, Lengthy Seashore, Minneapolis, New York Metropolis, Philadelphia and Portland will obtain $25,00zero grants from the Nationwide Affiliation of Metropolis Transportation Officers to design safer streets. (Smart Cities Dive)
  • A invoice to fast-track transit, bike and pedestrian tasks handed the California legislature. (SFist)
  • Over a 3rd pedestrian deaths and severe accidents occur on simply 7 p.c of Cleveland roads, in accordance with a brand new Imaginative and prescient Zero report. (ideastream)
  • New Orleans streetcars as soon as introduced it thousands and thousands, however with vacationers staying away through the pandemic, they’ve misplaced 90 p.c of their ridership, and the Regional Transit Authority is contemplating main cutbacks. (The Advocate)
  • Boston is looking for federal funds to revamp broad Blue Hill Avenue with bus-only lanes. However the same proposal fell aside in 2009 on account of group opposition. (Globe)
  • Twin Cities union representatives filed a complaint towards Metro Transit after a COVID-19 outbreak at a light-rail station. (Star Tribune)
  • Some Baltimore residents are involved that ending parking minimums will open the door for absentee landlords to purchase up owner-occupied row homes and gentrify neighborhoods. (Brew)
  • D.C. Metro riders can now use their iPhones to pay fares. (DCist)
  • Phoenix is taking public touch upon the ultimate route for a brand new light-rail line. (KJZZ)
  • Soar bikes are again in Sacramento. (KCRA)
  • Houston is looking for public enter on its Imaginative and prescient Zero program. (CW 39)
  • Buffalo is getting its first two-way protected bike lane. (Buffalo Rising)

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