TO cut backs: Despite earlier expansion ambitions, Toronto’s subway expansion plans have been cut back again.
Mass vaccination: Bloomberg CityLab looks at what kinds of facilities may serve as mass Covid vaccination sites.
NHTSA’s next head: A Californian technician is set to become the next head of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
Roadway impact: A new study suggests that using taxi-ish app-based services can double your roadway impact.
Secretary Pete: Streetsblog highlights five key parts of Pete Buttigieg’s nomination hearing for transportation secretary and says that his soon-to-be agency needs an active transportation czar.
Repurposing ROW: Turin turns a short abandoned tramway into a temporary linear park.
Charge Trump, too: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro could face human rights charges at The Hague for his destructive policies in the Amazon Rainforest.
Boondoggle in the making: With the new Columbia River Crossing project back in planning, Portland’s metropolitan planning organization president urges caution.
BeltLine completion: Atlanta is proposing a new tax to fund completion of the BeltLine multi-use trail.
Incentivizing e-bikes: A Washington legislator has a tax exemption proposal for sales of e-bikes and accessories.
Still in planning: A plan for supervised drug consumption sites in Seattle and King County is still underway.
Transit and seating: Greater Greater Washington highlights why transportation advocates need to talk about seating.
Economic assistance: Washington’s Democratic legislative majority has unveiled a $2.2 billion pandemic economic assistance bill that could pass.
Maglev: China has debuted a prototype maglev train that could operate at 620 kilometers per hour.
Conjunction Junction: A new greenway in West Seattle is planned to open this year to connect The Junction with 35th Ave SW.
Not enough: Katie Wilson opines that Amazon’s housing philanthropy is not enough.
Mexico City model: Should Chicago adopt women-only transit for safety?
Postponed: A transit fare hike in New York City has been postponed.
Rezoning Atlanta: Could Atlanta end single-family-only zoning?
Yang’s casino proposal: Andrew Yang continues his weird mayoral campaign with a proposal for casino at the famed Governors Island.
Universal healthcare WA: Could Washington have single-payer universal healthcare by 2026?
Reform voting: Sightline highlights how ranked choice voting could break up partisanship and transform our politics. Meanwhile, new data shows strong national support for expanding voting rights and protections.
130th bike improvements: What bike improvements are recommended near the future 130th Street Station?
Extinction: A new report says that salmon in Washington are on the brink of extinction.
Rehousing plans: Publicola covers Seattle’s latest plans to address homelessness.
Lynnwood booms: A new proposal in Lynnwood would add 350 housing units in two seven-story buildings ($) near the soon-to-open light rail station.
On a technicality: Opponents of a Gowanus rezone plan in Brooklyn are using remote hearings as a rezone to block the plan.
Abundant zoning reform: Zoning reforms are popping up all over the place, Sightline says.
Desert Express: Brightline’s high-speed rail project in California and Nevada could be back on track for construction this year.
Quick stop: Many scientists now think if emissions go to zero, the effects of climate change could stop relatively quickly.
Drought in the Colorado: Due to drought conditions, the Upper Colorado River drought contingency plans have been in place for the first time.
Ending parking subsidies: Should parking pay its way instead of getting a free ride?
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