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Wednesday’s Headlines Take the Wheel

12:01 AM EDT on June 14, 2023

  • Tesla's misnamed "Autopilot" mode has been involved in more crashes than previously thought — 736, to be exact, which killed 17 people. (Washington Post)
  • Donald Trump said he'll immediately reverse the Biden administration's investment in electric vehicles if he becomes president again. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
  • Unless the U.S. power grid is improved, as EVs become more popular charging them all could cause rolling blackouts. (E&E News)
  • Allowing employees to cash out their free parking benefits also helps those who continue to drive to work by reducing congestion, emissions and crashes. (State Smart Transportation Initiative)
  • AI will play a role in optimizing traffic as micromobility grows, but cities should also be looking to low-tech tactics like lowering speed limits and ticketing drivers. (Traffic Technology Today)
  • A California budget deal nixes Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed $2 billion in cuts to transit, lets them spend that money on operations instead of new projects, and adds another $1.1 billion in funding. (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • A stalled-out driverless Cruise vehicle apparently prevented first responders from reaching the scene of a San Francisco mass shooting. (Jalopnik)
  • Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs says she has a deal with legislators to let Phoenix area voters decide on extending a transportation sales tax, but Republicans say it still includes too much money for transit and not enough for new roads. (KAWC)
  • Roanoke, Virginia, is mounting a campaign telling drivers to change lanes when passing a cyclist. (The Roanoke Times)
  • Portugal is trying to break its car addiction by focusing mainly on developing the transit system, since its ancient streets are too narrow for separated bike lanes. (Cities Today)
  • This Saskatoon 17-year-old who bikes to school is tired of being harassed and threatened by motorists. (Star Phoenix)

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