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Jenni Bergal

Jenni Bergal

Jenni Bergal is a veteran journalist who covers transportation, infrastructure, and cybersecurity for Stateline. She has been a reporter at Kaiser Health News, the Center for Public Integrity and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and was supervising senior editor of “Weekend Edition” at NPR. Bergal has spent much of her career doing investigative reporting. She has won numerous national awards, including the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, the National Press Club Consumer Journalism Award and the Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Reporting and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. She is a co-author of the book, City Adrift: New Orleans Before and After Katrina.

A man wearing a protective mask rides his bike in New York City during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some cities are keeping expanded bike lanes and pedestrian spaces in place, stoking the long-running feud with motorists over control of public rights of way. Kostas Lymperopoulos CSM via ZUMA Wire via The Associated Press

Cyclists, pedestrians and motorists clash over COVID street changes

By: - August 30, 2022

During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, cities including Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles installed dedicated bus lanes within a matter of months. To aid struggling restaurants, many cities eliminated parking spaces to allow curbside pickup zones for takeout and delivery. Communities closed off lanes or even whole streets to make space for pedestrian-only […]

Snowplow tossing huge piles of snow into the air and off the road

Snowplow driver shortage could mean slower road clearing

By: - January 5, 2022

The nation’s snow belt is facing a severe snowplow driver shortage: Montana is down half its temporary snowplow drivers this year. Kansas is missing nearly a third of all snowplow operators. Pennsylvania needs almost 60% more temporary drivers. “As much as states want to do a good job, they may not be able to provide […]