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12:01 AM EDT on July 22, 2019

    • Startups are abandoning suburban office parks in favor of urban areas with good transit. (City Lab)
    • Vice gets to the heart of Uber and Lyft's desperate battle against a California bill reclassifying drivers as employees rather than contractors: It could destroy their unsustainable business model by increasing the already unprofitable companies' labor costs.
    • Likewise, a University of Colorado professor writing in the L.A. Times recognizes how e-scooters and other tech companies are disrupting cities' ecosystems — and not in a good way.
    • An Uber glitch last week charged customers 100 times their actual fares. (CBS News)
    • New Jersey transit stranded 12,000 wrestling fans for hours after a WWE event on Friday. (Deadspin)
    • Houston could add park-and-ride lots or other projects back into November's $3.5-billion transit referendum, thanks to $400 million in cost savings. (Chronicle)
    • Not only is Philadelphia's Spring Garden Street in need of bike lanes in its own right, they would complete the city's portion of a 3,000-mile bike trail connecting South Florida and Maine. (PlanPhilly)
    • Cars are the lowest priority for Midtown Atlanta residents, a transportation survey found, ranking even behind controversial e-scooters. And almost everyone in the neighborhood wants better walking and biking infrastructure. (Curbed)
    • Maryland is in trouble with a $2-billion shortfall in transit funding. (WTOP)
    • Early voting on the future of light rail in Phoenix starts in two weeks. (CBS 5)
    • Seattle's Link light rail has seen 134 million boardings since it started running 10 years ago, and it's still growing. (Kent Recorder)
    • Hey, Triad City Beat: Reverse parking isn’t un-American — it’s un-dangerous (or at least less dangerous than backing out).
    • And, finally, everyone is talking about the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon, but Wired asked, "How long would it take to bike to the moon?" Now that's a mission not even JFK had the guts to order up.

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