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About TNCs

About TNCs

Read here about Transportation Network Companies such as Uber and Lyft.  What are their effects on CO2 emissions?  How do they change travel patterns?  What is happening with attempts to keep private transportation companies from undercutting public transit?  Can they...

Electric Car Charging challenges and solutions

Several interesting articles about how different cities handle the need to charge up Electric Vehicles in the Bay Area and around the world. London Puts EV Charging Stations in Lamp Posts Could cities in the Bay Area do this? Hint: San Francisco has electric trolleys...

Taxing and Funding Transportation

Articles and reports on different policies to encourage low-carbon transportation and support equitable public transit systems, and the objections they face. CA Gas Tax Repeal Effort A probable November 2018 ballot measure would repeal the 12-cent per gallon gasoline...

Housing and Transit

Lack of housing options in the cities has been resulting in urban sprawl and forcing lower-income earners to commute further, often in higher-emission cars, to work in the cities. Mountain View planning commission considers more homes near jobs The proposed...

How Should Cities Get Ready for Autonomous Cars?

The Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism from the National Association of City Transportation Officials says: start working groups to plan for automated vehicles, stop expanding roads, dedicate some traffic lanes to transit and, perhaps most importantly, “avoid creating...

Microtransit May Help Public Transit Win Riders

Microtransit could bring the advantages of ride-hailing to public transit systems.  Riders would summon mid-size vehicles for shared rides, or get solo rides from remote places to transit hubs. One company is set to produce 6 and 8-door electric vehicles for the...