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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 […]

Monday’s Headlines

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Cities everywhere are embracing life in the slow lane. Lowering speed limits not only makes streets safer, but also contributes to a sense of place. (City Lab) Uber and Lyft both posted massive losses in the second quarter, and executives acknowledge they’ll have to raise prices soon to become profitable (Wired). The companies are hiking […]

Friday’s Headlines

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Ride-hailing is at least partly responsible for decline in transit systems’ ridership and revenue, but could also be their salvation. (Forbes) Cities can create jobs and reap environmental benefits by rolling out fleets of electric buses (Governing). Sadly, Governing, which has provided many a headline for Streetsblog, will no longer be publishing as of this […]

Thursday’s Headlines

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Cities can reduce transportation costs for schools by offering students free bus passes. (Education Dive) Uber wants to be a one-stop shop for car, bike, scooter, bus and train trips, and Denver is the guinea pig. (New York Times) Phoenix is the latest city where the Koch brothers are bankrolling a dark-money campaign to halt […]

Wednesday’s Headlines

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Uber and Lyft released a joint analysis showing that they’re making traffic worse in major cities like Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and especially San Francisco. Even worse, almost half the time, ride-hail vehicles are driving around without passengers. (City Lab) The Nation reports on the California bill that would grant Uber and […]