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AVs Must Be Electric

AVs Must Be Electric

California must demand green autonomous cars before they hit our roads The world’s scientific community has concluded that we must cut carbon emissions in half by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 in order to avoid a climate catastrophe. Do we really have any...

How U.S. Law Insists We Drive

How U.S. Law Insists We Drive

The automobile took over because the legal system gave legal force to a mind-set of automobile supremacy. Over the course of several generations lawmakers rewrote the rules of American life to conform to the interests of Big Oil, the auto barons, and the car-loving 1...

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...