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AI Takes Over Wednesday’s Headlines

12:01 AM EDT on July 19, 2023

  • It's true, as self-driving car manufacturers claim, that human beings are terrible drivers. But there's no evidence that computers can do any better. On the other hand, investing in transit is a guaranteed way to reduce traffic deaths. (Slate)
  • Consumers haven't warmed up to electric vehicles, with supply outstripping demand because they're too expensive and drivers still have range anxiety. (The Drive)
  • As Greyhound sells off stations that sit on valuable land, intercity bus riders are literally being kicked to the increasingly crowded curb. (Governing)
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate Tesla's ties to Twitter through CEO Elon Musk. (CNBC)
  • Lyft shortchanged 15,000 Washington drivers under a new state law setting minimum wages for ride-hailing app workers. (Raw Story)
  • The D.C. Metro hopes its new ambassador program will reassure riders who are anxious about crime on the train system. (Washington Post)
  • Pinellas County, Florida, is cutting up to 20 bus routes as federal COVID-19 funds dwindle. The transit agency is barred from raising the property tax that supports it. (Catalyst)
  • St. Paul cyclists are debating whether to focus on high-quality but expensive bike projects that take a long time or cheap ones that can be done right away. (MinnPost)
  • Tearing down I-375 in Detroit could revive two once-thriving Black neighborhoods. (One Detroit)
  • Kalamazoo's Michigan Avenue is going on a road diet. (MLive)
  • The Maryland Parkway bus rapid transit line in Las Vegas could be just a start. (Weekly)
  • Oklahoma City is building bike infrastructure, but cyclists say the city isn't teaching drivers to respect it. (Free Press)
  • Austin is banning storage units near light rail stations in hopes of attracting mixed-use development. (Monitor)
  • Central Arkansas has an ambitious new greenway plan. (Arkansas Times)

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