• Unlike President Biden’s infrastructure plan, the Senate Republicans’ proposal would actually cut funding for public transit when adjusted for inflation. (Washington post)
  • Two moderate West Virginia senators, Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore Capito, are key to any infrastructure deal. (National memo)
  • Manchin wants to break down the infrastructure bill into popular items (roads / bridges / internet) and then everything else. (The hill)
  • Of course, caring for children and the elderly is infrastructure – just like roads, people cannot get to work without them. (New York Times)
  • A MIT study – for the first time, including Lyft as well as Uber – found once again that carpooling applications increase congestion and reduce the use of public transport.
  • The Federal Transit Administration is accepting applications for $ 10 million in grants to plan transit-oriented developments. (Transport today)
  • A new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays will likely have much less surface parking, with garages that can be converted to other uses in the future, as well as ample bicycle parking and better access to transportation. in common. (Tampa Bay Times)
  • Oklahoma City is developing plans for a network of commuter trains and rapid transit bus lines. (Oklahoman)
  • Low-income families and people of color bear the brunt of Ohio’s failure to invest in public transit. (Energy News)
  • Minnesota DOT is teaming up with the University of Minnesota to figure out how to get passengers back in transit. (KSTP)
  • Plans to redevelop an abandoned Atlanta metro mall could include residential trails, walking trails, and transit-focused BRTs. (Gwinnett’s Daily Message)
  • San Jose is the latest city to consider repealing minimum parking requirements. (East Bay Times)
  • A Memphis Area Transit Authority pilot program provides curb-to-curb service in three neighborhoods. (Daily Memphian)
  • Portland’s “protected” bike paths are too easy to park. (Portland Biking)
  • And, finally, this Pennsylvania Police Department struggled when it asked citizens to submit photos and videos of “cyclists causing traffic problems.” (Twitter)

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