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Tuesday’s Headlines

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Seniors need transportation alternatives more than ever, but they’re intimidated by ride-hailing apps. (New York Times) Lyft is facing another class-action labor lawsuit. (Jalopnik) The Baltimore Sun calls on President Trump to make a stronger push for the Senate’s bipartisan $287-billion highway bill. After outlawing riding e-scooters at night and putting a moratorium on new […]

Monday’s Headlines

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Construction workers are turning against Donald Trump because he’s failed to produce promised infrastructure jobs and introduced proposals that would lower wages. (Politico) A company that UPS invested in has been secretly testing self-driving delivery trucks in Arizona since May. (Gizmodo) A Pittsburgh startup invented a device that gathers highly detailed data about sidewalk conditions […]

Friday’s Headlines

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Lack of investment by the federal government is causing America’s public transportation system to fall into disrepair. (Smart Cities Dive) Driverless cars won’t save Uber and Lyft. (MarketWatch) It seems like common sense, but new research suggests that easier access to transit will lure drivers away from their cars. (Bloomberg) The California beach cruiser helped […]

Thursday’s Headlines

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E-bikes are supplanting traditional bikes in cities all over the country. (U.S. News & World Report) Thanks in part to gas-powered cars, breathing city air can be as unhealthy as smoking. (Fast Company) Houston will ask voters in November to let the city borrow $3.5 billion to extend light rail lines and build bus rapid […]

Wednesday’s Headlines

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Several automakers are investing in e-bikes and e-scooters, betting that they — not cars — are the future of urban transportation. (Business Insider) Infrastructure is expensive in the U.S., but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, because if it were cheaper, governments would build more and wider roads. (Strong Towns) Light rail opponents’ claims about […]

Tuesday’s Headlines

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Lyft says ride-hailing apps are replacing personal car ownership, but the evidence is mixed at best. (The Street) City Lab and the Arizona Mirror delve into the effort — guided by both corporate dark money and the misguided notion that road diets hurt small business — to halt light-rail expansion in Phoenix. Streetsblog covered last […]