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Thursday’s Headlines Wrote Themselves

12:01 AM EDT on October 7, 2021

    • Delivery drones are going to make life even more miserable for human workers and have hidden environmental costs. (The Conversation)
    • Autonomous vehicles were supposed to take humans' questionable decision-making out of the equation. So of course it's people's fault if they misuse the technology. (Newsweek)
    • With Uber and Lyft prices rising, taxis are back. (Marketplace)
    • Even the last holdouts, like New York City and Seattle, are now embracing scooters. (Slate)
    • As the pandemic rages on, open-air transportation modes like bike-share and e-scooters are picking up ridership faster than transit in San Francisco. (Examiner)
    • Honolulu's bike-share stopped losing money after tourists started coming back. (Hawaii Public Radio)
    • If you walk across the John Lewis Memorial Bridge in Seattle, no one and nothing will stand in your way. As it should be. (Stranger)
    • Like many cities, Boston is getting more congested again, but traffic is worse at midday instead of in the morning now. (WGBH)
    • Minneapolis' Purple Line cleared a key hurdle to gaining federal funding. (Star Tribune)
    • Here's where Cincinnati city council candidates stand on transportation. (WVXU)
    • Tempe's streetcar isn't so much about transporting low-income workers as it is about economic development (State Press). But Kansas City's streetcar expansion would provide access to more jobs (KMBC)
    • Bike Walk Nashville is demanding more bike lanes after a driver killed a woman on a scooter. (News Channel 5)

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