• While the distribution of funding is not ideal, the bipartisan infrastructure bill includes a bump for transit over roads. (Bloomberg)
  • A provision in the infrastructure bill requires cities and states to at least consider private funding for transportation projects, even though it’s usually a bad deal for taxpayers. (The American Perspective)
  • Maine Senator Susan Collins predicts the bill could pass by the end of the week with at least 10 Republican votes. (Washington Post)
  • Senators Joe Manchin and Angus King joined Republicans in voting against a disability-friendly transit access bill sponsored by Senator Tammy Duckworth, who lost her legs in Iraq. (Twitter)
  • If we are to prevent climate change, someone really has to find a way to make a better electric bus. (Vice)
  • Gouverner magazine interviews public transport expert Steven Higashide on what cities can do to increase ridership. It’s not rocket science: get people where they want, on time and at low cost.
  • These days electric scooters and e-bikes are everywhere, but it all started with the Segway 20 years ago. Slate takes a look at why the mobility device that was supposed to change the world failed.
  • The wording of the infrastructure bill revives the red line, killed by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan six years ago in favor of roads. (Baltimore Sun)
  • Miami Uber and Lyft drivers fear the robotaxis will take their job. (Herald)
  • Remote work could help relieve congestion in Houston. (Kinder Rice Institute)
  • Lake Tahoe uses pricing to allocate a scarce resource, namely parking. Imagine that. (US News and World Report)
  • For Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Go to da choppa! Is now “Get to da mountain bike!” (Page 6)

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