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Uber About-Face to SEC

Uber About-Face to SEC

Uber switches filing that lists transit as a competitor By Matt McFarland, CNN Business, Apr 26, 2019 Uber updated its S-1 filing on Friday ahead of its IPO and largely eliminated references to competing with public transportation. The move follows criticism from...

Against Idiocy with Kafui Attoh

Against Idiocy with Kafui Attoh

A Marxist sounds off on the transportation dilemma. “Car dominance, public transit austerity, and the neoliberal political-economy within which both are embedded have fomented what Marx called idiocy, in its classical sense of privatized social isolation,” Dan writes...

Should Transit Be Free?

Should Transit Be Free?

This article reports on research about the effect on ridership of making transit free, and concludes that it isn’t always a good idea, and goes on to review other ways cities enhance and nourish their transit systems. A few tidbits: In Dunkirk, population 100,000,...

New York City Adopts Congestion Pricing

The congestion pricing deal deferred many of the difficult decisions — how much to charge drivers and who will receive exemptions — to the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority and a new traffic mobility review board. Eighty percent of the revenue will be directed to...

We Need to Steer Smart with AV’s

We Need to Steer Smart with AV’s

Self-Driving Cars Need to be Steered in a Climate-Smart Direction Shared electric AVs whisking folks safely and efficiently to and from destinations and transit stops could be great. Easy solo gas-AV rides on a whim, not so much. Which will happen? Read the article....

Robo Heaven or Autonomous Hell?

Robo Heaven or Autonomous Hell?

Creating a Transportation Revolution that Benefits All. This Greenlining Institute report discusses the potential health, mobility, and social costs of moving to AVs. Read the article. January 23,...

CA Fuel Economy Standards update – not good

CA Fuel Economy Standards update – not good

Trump Administration, Getting Set for a Major Rollback, Ends Clean Air Talks with California. Stanley Young, a spokesman for the air resources board, said meetings between the sides had been held but “were always at a superficial level, with no effort to engage in a...