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Transit Advocates Hope for Lame-Duck action on Commuter Tax Break
Nov. 13, 2014 – thehill.com

Transit advocates are pushing lawmakers to revive a tax break for commuters who take public transportation to work that was cut at the beginning of this year during the lame-duck session that began this week. The amount of their monthly incomes that transit riders are allowed to set aside before taxes for their commuters to work was reduced from $240 to $130 in January… Full Story 

In Self-Driving Cars, a Potential Lifeline for the Disabled
Nov. 7, 2014 – nytimes.com 

The self-driving car, embraced as a stress-reducing convenience for harried drivers and a potential advance in road safety, could also prove to be a life-changing breakthrough for many people with disabilities, granting them a new measure of independence. Full Story

The Netherlands Gets the World’s First Solar-Powered Bike Lane
Nov. 7, 2014 – citylab.com

It’s tough to make cycling any greener, but the Dutch have done just that with a bike lane that powers street lights and even houses. What’s being billed as the world’s first solar-powered bike path will officially open on November 12 in Krommenie, a town northwest of Amsterdam. Full Story

San Diego Launches 1st Bike Sharing Program
Nov. 5, 2014 – fox5sandiego.com

A new city-wide bicycle sharing program is launching this week in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego. Decobike allows riders to rent a bike at an automated station and return it at another. Full Story

The Economic Case for a National Per-Mile Driving Fee
Nov. 3, 2014 – citylab.com

It could generate more revenue than we know what to do with—not a bad problem to have. The Highway Trust Fund that pays for America’s roads narrowly avoided bankruptcy this summer, but it’s already in trouble again. Full Story

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