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12:01 AM EST on December 29, 2020

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    • Municipal transit agencies aren't the only ones suffering during the pandemic. Long-haul bus companies like Greyhound, charter buses and ferries have also seen significant downturn in ridership. (NPR)
    • The New Republic suggests that the federal government buy every American an e-scooter — the Vespa-style kind, not those little razor scooters — because, according to one study, they're one of the greenest modes of transportation around.
    • Minimum parking requirements are driving up housing costs and turning cities into storage areas for cars. (Banker & Tradesman)
    • The biggest flaw in delivery apps' algorithms is that they only really work when the driver knows the area, like where a protest shut down streets and which neighborhoods have bike parking. (Slate)
    • NBC News is the latest outlet to delve into transit's COVID crisis.
    • A Bay Area transit agency halted the layoff of 146 employees in anticipation of a new round of stimulus funding. (San Francisco Chronicle)
    • Washington, D.C. is doing a study on whether sending messages to speeding drivers gets them to slow down. (WTOP)
    • A new traffic management system in Columbus aims to reduce travel times and make streets safer. (Dispatch)
    • San Jose Spotlight profiles Ron Diridon, the father of Silicon Valley's transit system.
    • Want to make a green New Year's resolution? Bike more, drive less and advocate for Complete Streets. (Orlando Sentinel)
    • In an excerpt from the new book "Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car," Business Insider chronicles a feud within Google that led a top engineer to jump ship to Uber.

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