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Friday’s Headlines Fight for Our Rights

12:00 AM EDT on August 19, 2022

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    • Uber and Lyft aren't just trying to capitalize on their success with Prop 22 in California by denying labor rights to drivers in other states; they're trying to remake the entire economy in ride-hailing apps' image, with the help of similarly-minded corporations. (Slate)
    • In the style of a crime thriller, a new PBS and Amazon Prime documentary brings to light to crisis of traffic deaths in the United States. (City Lab)
    • Lyft is starting an autonomous car service in Las Vegas — with backup drivers — and in a rare moment of honesty about self-driving vehicles, the New York Times acknowledged it might be 20 years before the technology truly works.
    • A silver lining of Boston's Orange Line shutdown could be that more people bike to work. (CBS News)
    • Since Philadelphia installed speed cameras on notoriously dangerous Roosevelt Boulevard, there's been a 90% reduction in speeding tickets — proof that they're working. (6 ABC)
    • New York City is owed half a billion dollars in parking fines, frequently from out-of-state delivery drivers who flout laws and harass cyclists. (The Guardian)
    • A California bill would expedite permits for climate-friendly transportation projects, preventing NIMBYs from blocking them in court. (Streetsblog CAL)
    • Los Angeles is covering roads with reflective paint in an effort to reduce the heat island effect and cool the city. (Fast Company)
    • It will be months before the MetroLink rail system in St. Louis fully recovers from July's floods. (RT&S)
    • Nashville's Vision Zero plan passed the city council overwhelmingly, allowing the city to apply for a $30 million federal grant. (News Channel 5)
    • In praise of traveling by the elegant and unhurried New Orleans streetcar. (Chron)

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