Transportation headlines, Wednesday, June 6

Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the Library’s Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed.

Small decrease in driving = huge decrease in congestion (League of American Bicyclists)

The Leagues breaks down the numbers to show that taking a few cars off the road really does make a difference. It’s hardly a new hypothesis, but interesting to see in the context of the recent decline in miles driven by Americans.

Passing a transportation bill is job one, Congress (NRDC Switchboard blog)

This sentence neatly sums up this blog post: Seriously? Republicans in Congress decrying a lack of jobs are holding the biggest job creating bill hostage in order to weaken environmental safeguards, stymie citizen input and pave the way for an oil pipeline.

Ending climate change begins in the city (C40 Cities)

Check out this series of infographics that show how much energy cities consume and how urban density can lead to efficiencies that lower greenhouse gases.

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