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In Mexico we occupy streets in a very particular manner—it may seem chaotic, but it is actually very complex and organized.

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Category Archives: Transport

March 15, 2017
LimeBike Raises $12M For Kiosk-Free Bike Sharing
TechCrunch

A startup called LimeBike has raised $12 million in venture funding to make Chinese-style bike sharing mainstream in the U.S. Andreessen Horowitz led the round, joined by IDG Ventures, DCM Ventures and other investors who declined to be named.

March 14, 2017
When Will U.S.’s Street Design Guide Modernize?
Streetsblog U.S.A.

American cities are trying out new street design treatments that put walking, biking, and transit first. What makes this new wave of design all the more impressive is that city DOTs are doing it without help from the nation’s transport engineering establishment.

Lyft Opening Up Rides For People Without Accounts
Mashable

Developers can now facilitate a Lyft ride for someone else without a Lyft account thanks to the company’s new open interface announced on Tuesday. The developer would handle everything: Hailing the ride, any customer responses during the ride and billing.

APTA Makes Case For Transit in Infrastructure Plan
Progressive Railroading

Including public transit in President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan would help create and sustain millions of U.S. jobs, the American Public Transportation Association concluded in an analysis released yesterday.

CA’s High Speed Rail Dream Taking Longer, Costing More
San Jose Mercury News

In 2008, Californians approved a high-speed rail project that has become one of the largest infrastructure projects in the nation. The dream of taking a train from Southern California to San Francisco in about three hours is chugging along, but facing new barriers.

Is Your Town Scooter Friendly?
Strong Towns

In the last several months, I’ve discovered the unparalleled joys of the bike’s souped up cousin: the scooter.

Cities Shop for $10B of Electric Vehicles to Defy Trump
Bloomberg Technology

Dozens of U.S. cities are willing to buy $10 billion of electric cars and trucks to show skeptical automakers there’s demand for low-emission vehicles, just as President Donald Trump seeks to review pollution standards the industry opposes.

Totally Driverless Tests May Start in CA Soon
Car and Driver

California residents could be traveling in fully autonomous cars by the end of the year. And by that we mean people who aren’t just test engineers from the more than two dozen companies currently testing self-driving vehicles in the state, but regular members of the public.

UC Davis Survey: Future Car Is Driverless, Shared, Electric
The Reporter

Those three technological revolutions are leading the rapid change in transportation, and the experts say government awareness and involvement are key to ensure that driverless vehicles benefit everyone and do not harm the environment, the survey’s authors said.

Nashville MTA Seeks Budget Boost for Bus Projects
The Tennesseean

As Nashville considers building a new regional transit system, the Metro Transit Authority is requesting a massive funding increase from Mayor Megan Barry in this year’s budget to begin the shift to a more transit-oriented city.

March 13, 2017
Lack of Uber, Lyft Causes Meltdown At SXSW
Slate

Last May, voters in Austin backed their city government’s hard line on background checks for Uber and Lyft drivers. Both companies exited the city immediately, clearing the ground for new ride-sharing services. And then, SXSW happened.

MBTA Could Cut Weekend Commuter Rail Service
Boston Globe

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is proposing to eliminate all weekend commuter rail service and tens of thousands of door-to-door rides for passengers with disabilities, part of a slate of cost-cutting moves meant to close a $42M budget deficit.

Deal Reached in Seattle Waterfront Highway Lawsuit
The C Is For Crank

The Alliance for Pioneer Square has reached a settlement with the city, county, and state in its lawsuit seeking to stop the construction of a 100-foot-wide, 8-to-9-lane roadway on the waterfront in Pioneer Square, The C Is for Crank has learned.

MD Lawmakers Take On Transport Project Selection
State Smart Transportation Initiative

The Maryland legislature on April 8, 2016 overrode a gubernatorial veto in order to pass a transportation project scoring bill that will rank and ultimately help select major capital projects.

When Will Streetcars Through Downtown Washington?
WAMU

District streetcar planners believe it will be possible to extend the initial line in Northeast Washington more than three miles to the west – from Union Station through downtown D.C. to Georgetown – using affordable technology that will not require overhead power lines.

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