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Friday’s Headlines

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom officially signed a new law granting labor rights to Uber and Lyft drivers (HuffPost). Having to actually pay drivers a fair wage could threaten the ride-sharing giants’ existence. So could, Jalopnik points out, a lawsuit against surge pricing. People have always been willing to commute to work half an hour each […]

Thursday’s Headlines

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President Trump — via tweet, of course — announced he’s revoking California’s ability to restrict pollution from cars and trucks. His administration had already rolled back President Obama’s stricter federal rules, but automakers had agreed to abide by California’s standards nationwide (Washington Post). Streetsblog’s Aaron Short showed why that’s bad. When the public wants safer […]

Wednesday’s Headlines

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The National Association of City Transportation Officials has issued new guidelines on how cities should handle e-scooters. (Smart Cities Dive) A bipartisan team of two congressmen wants to phase out the gas tax and refill the federal highway trust fund with money from a tax on oil and gas producers. (The Hill) States are overtaxing […]

Tuesday’s Headlines

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City dwellers love to hate e-scooters, but they’re a lot better than cars. (City Lab) Uber-owned JUMP recently pulled rental bikes from San Diego, Providence, Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio and Staten Island, sometimes in response to regulations or vandalism but often with no reason given at all. (Tech Crunch, StreetsblogUSA) The front page of the […]

Monday’s Headlines

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City engineers are taking another stab at planning for autonomous vehicles. (Wired) A class action lawsuit seeks to force Uber to comply with a new California law requiring the company to reclassify its drivers as employees, rather than independent contractors. (New York Times) Lyft is facing a flood of lawsuits alleging that the company did […]

Friday’s Headlines

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Uber and Lyft will not reclassify their drivers as employees, as required by California’s newly passed labor rights legislation. Looks the issue will be headed to court. (Vox) Instead of fighting them, cities should work with micromobility companies to create the infrastructure for a future that’s not dependent on cars. (City Lab) Austin’s buses are […]