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Friday’s Headlines

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Next-day shipping and food delivery services are choking cities with congestion and pollution. The World Economic Forum predicts that if nothing is done, greenhouse gas emissions from delivery vehicles will rise 32% over the next decade. (Scientific American) Leaders in Detroit and three out of four metro counties — Wayne, Washtenaw and Oakland — will […]

Thursday’s Headlines

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The New York Times catches up on the fare-free trend, visiting Lawrence, Kansas, where a two-year experiment is underway, and Boston, where it’s under consideration. The paper found that fare-free transit increases ridership, helps the poor and isn’t as costly as many expect. People in flyover country think of coastal cities like New York, San […]

Wednesday’s Headlines

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U.S. transit ridership rose for two consecutive quarters in 2019 after declining for the past five years. But just two cities — New York and Washington, D.C. —  are responsible for most of the gains. Other major cities, like Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia, continued to lose riders. (City Lab) Drivers killed almost as […]

Tuesday’s Headlines

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In perhaps the biggest environmental rollback of his three-year administration, President Trump is exempting major infrastructure projects like pipelines and highways from environmental review (New York Times). Congress vows to fight (Streetsblog). Pete Buttigieg’s $1-trillion infrastructure plan includes a national Vision Zero policy and funding for sidewalks, crosswalks and public transit (City Lab). New Streetsblog […]

Monday’s Headlines

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Driverless cars are unproven at best, but they also have the potential to reduce human drivers’ carnage. Should they be tested on public streets? Alissa Walker’s Curbed article is worth a read no matter which side you’re one. Bike-shares are just like real estate: It’s all about location, location, location. Almost 80 percent of users are […]

Friday’s Headlines

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The Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. from Jan. 12-16, 2020. Click here for more information. In contrast to Europe, the Trump administration is taking a hands-off approach to autonomous vehicles. New guidelines announced by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao pretty much give AI developers free rein. (Politico, Streetsblog) The head […]