NJ needs to spend a staggering $70 billion to fix its aging infrastructure, including $21.3 billion to upgrade its roads, highways, bridges, and mass transit system. "The report paints a bleak future for economic growth in New Jersey, unless state leaders and, more importantly, the public step up to the plate and begin to clamor for money to fund infrastructure improvements." (NJ Spotlight)
150,000 bike riders took to the streets for yesterday's CicLAvia in Los Angeles. (Los Angeles Times)
The most dangerous thing about working: driving. "In 2011, 30 percent of on-the-job deaths were either 'roadway incidents' or 'pedestrian vehicular incidents'—i.e. cars and trucks slamming into each other or into pedestrians." (Slate)
Kate Hinds is an Associate Producer for WNYC News. She also reports for WNYC and Transportation Nation, a public radio reporting project that combines the work of multiple newsrooms to provide coverage of how we build, rebuild and get around the nation.
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