For more than 20 years, U.S. car-sharing services have failed to deliver on the promise of reducing private vehicle ownership at large scale — but an innovative new business model rolling out on the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul soon may give the industry the jolt it needs.
The first woman head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reflects on her successes — retractable stop signs on buses, mandatory crash test standards, airbags and the end of hood ornaments, for instance — and the construct battle against auto makers.
The Portland area is poised to pass a ballot measure that could radically increase pedestrian infrastructure and transit access for communities of color — but opposition is coming from big corporations like Nike, which has virtue signaled Black Lives Matter.
It's official: walkers who ventured outdoors during COVID-19 lockdowns had a greater chance of being killed on our autocentric roads than any time in the past 15 years despite historic declines in driving.
A coalition of transportation safety and consumer groups is urging Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to push for laws aimed at decreasing the pedestrian death toll on America's roadways, which reached a 30-year high of 6,590 last year.