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Thursday’s Headlines

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Climate change, schmimate change — GM is still gonna try to sell you a big honkin’ SUV. (Associated Press) Uber and Lyft could get away with raising prices because people are “addicted” to the ride-hailing apps, according to a new survey. (CNBC) Bike-share startup Wheels’ e-bikes now come with a helmet — and a 20-percent […]

Wednesday’s Headlines

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Distracted drivers killed at least 3,000 people in the U.S. last year, and despite a plethora of laws banning or restricting cell phone use behind the wheel, motorists continue to drive while distracted at an alarming rate. (Bloomberg) Cities are on track to meet only a fifth of their 2020 climate goals. (Quartz) In Seattle, […]

Tuesday’s Headlines

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In the wake of Uber’s report that more than 3,000 alleged sexual assaults occurred in its cars last year, USA Today has tips on staying safe. Men are twice as likely to use an e-scooter or similar vehicle than women, probably because many women don’t feel safe on one. Designing small vehicles that accommodate a […]

Monday’s Headlines

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Uber has released safety data for the first time, reporting 3,045 sexual assaults, nine murders and 58 people killed in crashes in 2018, out of 1.3 billion rides in the U.S (New York Times). But Tech Crunch wonders why the company didn’t mention non-fatal crashes, or statistics from the time drivers spend wandering around waiting […]

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 […]