Travel banned: The European Union will continue to bar Americans from entering due to the uncontrolled pandemic at home ($). Mexico has also closed the border along Arizona to Americans.
Masks required: Businesses in Washington will need to begin turning away customers next week if they don’t wear a face mask.
Cleaner truck fleet: California has imposed a new cleaner medium- and heavy-duty truck rule to reduce emissions over time.
Pandemic fallout: Virginia is scrambling to help people in need as the state’s eviction moratorium lapses.
How long?: Washington, D.C. has cleaner air but with reopening will that be able to be maintained?
Tear down division: Monuments to racism and segregation also include highways and interstates ($).
Covid victim: Another King County Metro bus driver has died of Covid ($).
“Sacrificial lambs”: Yakima’s farmworkers have become have been disproportionately affected by Covid and left behind.
Design your streets: A new transportation simulator lets you design and test out streets as you like.
Police reform ahead: Police reform, including tear gas and chokeholds, will be a top issue in the next Washington State legislative session.
Mid-Century Modern: Capitol Hill’s historical society now wants to preserve Mid-Century Modern architecture.
CA HSR approval: Virgin Train USA’s XpressWest project gets approval to use I-15 right-of-way in California for high-speed rail.
Car tab saga: The Washington Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tim Eyman’s anti-transportation initiative ($).
HK’s new law: A far-reaching “security” law has been adopted by the Chinese government ($) that will apply to Hong Kong.
Micromobility upside: Can corporate micromobility companies turn riders into street safety advocates?
Racist housing policy: America’s racist president wants to undo fair housing rules.
Camera enforcement stealer: In Toronto, someone is stealing newly installed speed cameras.
Flood risks growing: In America, millions of homeowners face flood risks and climate change is making that worse ($).
Fed funding pilot: Connecticut has won federal funding for the first automated bus program.
Connectivity: Early data suggests that connectivity, not density is a predictor of Covid susceptibility.
Progressive Paris: Paris has reelected Anne Hidalgo, a green socialist, as mayor with plans to further reorient streets for people to walk, bike, and roll.
Keep people biking: The pandemic has spurred more people to bike, but how can cities keep people wanting to choose biking after pandemic recovery?
Idle housing: Kent’s Covid isolation and quarantine center is operating at empty currently amidst a homelessness crisis.
National bike bills: Earl Blumenauer, a United States House of Representative from Oregon, is getting his bike-related bills to move ahead alongside a major infrastructure funding bill.
Green efforts: Stacey Abrams, a prominent Georgia politician, is leading an effort to move climate change as a major issue in the American South ($).