Streetsblog Chicago editor, founder, and our colleague John Greenfield was seriously injured this weekend after a piece of construction material that had not been properly tied down fell off a pick-up truck and struck him while biking on a road with no protected cycling infrastructure.
A new federal "mega-grant" program will fund major safety and transit projects that have been at the top of sustainable transportation advocates' wishlists for years ... along with business-as-usual highway expansion projects that could negate those mega-gains.
Across the U.S., transit agencies are grappling with a shortfall of operators. These operators — frontline workers that keep buses and trains running are essential to a functioning transit network that actually gets riders where they need to go.
The problem, of course, is America's car culture itself: Most commuters don't take public transit and view congestion pricing as a tax, making it a huge political lift, even if there's a groundswell of support for reform, these experts added.