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Friday’s Headlines

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London recently pulled Uber’s license to operate over safety concerns, and Mayor Sadiq Khan isn’t backing down (Bloomberg). In related news, 20 more people have accused Lyft drivers of sexual assault or misconduct in a new lawsuit filed in San Francisco (CNN). Also, Uber admits that its drivers are causing way too many sexual assaults […]

Thursday’s Headlines

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Developers in cities across the country are scooping up surface parking lots. But that means the land is getting more valuable, not that driving is dead — many of the ensuing developments include structured parking. (New York Times) Congressional hearings last week revealed that neither the federal government nor most states are regulating the hundreds […]

Wednesday’s Headlines

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E-scooters might be good for air quality and easing traffic congestion, but they’re apparently a public health problem, thanks to relatively high speeds, a high center of gravity, and inability to handle rough roads and a proclivity to block sidewalks (The Hill). The New York Times’ David Leonhardt concurs, calling on scooters to be banned […]

Tuesday’s Headlines

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The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $423 million in grants for 94 bus projects in 42 states, including electric and compressed natural gas buses for numerous agencies, a new transit station in Flagstaff, a streamlined fare collection system in Detroit and bus security cameras in Nevada. (Mass Transit Mag) Car-centric suburbs like Montgomery County, Maryland […]