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Monday’s Headlines

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Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), chairman of the House Transportation of Infrastructure Committee, says Uber and Lyft have to clean up their acts — find a sustainable business model, conduct background checks and pay drivers a living wage — if they want business from federal employees. (Roll Call) President Trump conned voters about his interest in […]

Friday’s Headlines

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The Guardian takes a deep dive into why pedestrian deaths are rising — not just in the U.S., but around the world. Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles’ 19-year-old son Harry was killed in the U.K. by the wife of an American diplomat driving on the wrong side of the road. President Trump surprised the Dunns […]

Thursday’s Headlines

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Reason number 4,812 why AOC is awesome: New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to force municipalities to reduce parking and encourage going carless by withholding federal transportation money from anyplace that requires on-site parking at housing developments. (Sightline) The return on investment for creating a walking and biking transportation network could be as high as […]

Wednesday’s Headlines

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The National Association of City Transportation Officials envisions a bleak future of single-occupant autonomous cars increasing congestion and exacerbating inequality. It’s released a blueprint for cities to avoid that fate by prioritizing “walking, biking, rolling and resting.” Other recommendations include a surcharge of $10 or more on Uber and Lyft rides, charging fees for use […]

Tuesday’s Headlines

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Parents are more apt than transportation experts to see biking to school as dangerous, according to a new study. The authors think revising the street safety classification system might help convince parents that “low stress” streets are safe. (Science Daily) Customers have carpooled through the Waze app over half a million times since the company […]

Monday’s Headlines

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Buses are the workhorses of U.S. transit, but they get no respect. City Lab interviews author Steven Higashide about how bus riders are marginalized and deserve to be a higher priority. The Covering Climate Now initiative brought together hundreds of news outlets to share stories related to the recent UN climate summit. Among those Media […]