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    The 10 most future-ready cities in North America: report

    Cities must invest more in digital and physical infrastructure to address today’s challenges but face several barriers, including a lack of public trust, a new report finds.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    $16B Hudson tunnel project for Amtrak set to begin construction in late 2024

    A project to repair 112-year-old Amtrak tunnels under the Hudson River, damaged by Superstorm Sandy, and add a two-track tunnel is ready to move forward after years of delays. 

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    Electric vehicle sales rise as registrations jump 57% through September

    Consumers are shifting away from hybrid vehicles to plug-in EVs as manufacturers offer more models. 

    By Nov. 14, 2022
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    EV buyer education campaign launches in Colorado

    Transportation and energy regulators hope a website and educational materials will help bridge the information gap for residents curious about buying, owning and driving an electric vehicle.

    By Nov. 14, 2022
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    What Bird’s recent shake-up says about shared scooters in small cities

    Indianola, Iowa, began its partnership with scooter operator Bird last year before learning this fall that it would fold operations there and in dozens of other small and midsized cities.

    By Kalena Thomhave • Nov. 11, 2022
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    State, local transit ballot measures won over voters

    Which party controls the House and Senate could determine future funding for many infrastructure and transportation programs, but observers are optimistic that major cuts aren’t likely.

    By Nov. 11, 2022
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    Autonomous vehicle highway to open in Virginia

    The project features a new vehicle-to-infrastructure system to support self-driving vehicles and congestion pricing for its express lanes.

    By Nov. 11, 2022
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    Election results: How housing, transit, environmental issues fared on state and local ballots

    California’s millionaire tax for EV incentives was defeated, while several affordable housing and climate funding initiatives passed nationwide.

    Nov. 10, 2022
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    Amtrak avoids Thanksgiving shutdown, as rail unions delay strike

    At an impasse over paid sick leave, railroad workers postponed strike action, allowing for more bargaining time.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    United Airlines, Archer Aviation plan first commercial eVTOL route in NYC

    The first specific route announced in the eVTOL industry is being lauded by New York City Mayor Eric Adams.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    California’s millionaire tax for electric vehicle incentives defeated

    Voters had mixed responses to higher taxes to fund transportation projects. While some ballot measure results are pending, other high-profile initiatives were defeated.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    With control of Congress unknown, clean energy advocates cheer state wins and press for climate action

    So far, it appears Republicans failed to pull off an anticipated “red wave” and Democrats outperformed expectations, analysts say.

    By Robert Walton • Nov. 9, 2022
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    Can a computer drive better than humans? Perhaps soon, tech execs and researchers say

    Coming breakthroughs could make self-driving cars safer. Tech firms set out to make that happen. 

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Amazon rolls out Rivian EVs in more cities for holiday deliveries

    The company has delivered more than 5 million packages to U.S. customers using the electric vans since July.

    By Max Garland • Nov. 8, 2022
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    Lyft reports most active riders since early 2020

    Ride-hailing competitor Uber also reported strong signals of pandemic recovery and shared updates on integrating electric and autonomous vehicles in its fleet offerings. 

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Auto industry reassesses autonomous vehicles, creating uncertainty for city leaders

    AV developers promise safer, more sustainable mobility in cities but are dogged by crashes and errors. Are better technologies just around the corner?

    By Nov. 7, 2022
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    How micromobility operators can protect consumer data

    Many cities require bike-sharing and e-scooter companies to use an open data standard, but it’s unclear how many comply with the standard’s dynamic vehicle ID requirement.

    By Nov. 7, 2022
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    Lyft to lay off nearly 700 employees

    The ride-sharing and micromobility operator blamed economic headwinds. It follows staff reductions at other urban transport providers this year, including Bird, Spin, Superpedestrian and Voi.

    By Nov. 4, 2022
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    Amtrak intercity long-distance rail service subject of new federal study

    A yearlong study by the Federal Railroad Administration will look into possible Amtrak expansion by restoring discontinued trains or adding daily service along existing routes.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    Shared micromobility restrictions can increase traffic congestion and emissions, study finds

    Following Atlanta’s nighttime scooter limits, travel time increased 9% to 11%, Georgia researchers found in a study. 

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    Shared mobility key to urban climate action, city leaders say

    As 200 nations gather for the COP27 international climate summit, city leaders see shared mobility as the path to “making our communities healthier and more livable for everyone.” 

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    E-scooter accidents surge as the micromobility devices’ popularity grows

    The number of scooter-related emergency room visits grew nearly 450% in the U.S. between 2017 and 2021, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

    By Charles Pekow • Nov. 1, 2022
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    Volocopter raises another $182M in urban air mobility race

    The eVTOL developer is aiming to get its VoloCity air taxi certified and commercialized.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    Climate action ballot initiatives for Election Day 2022

    Spending for transportation decarbonization, wildfire prevention, storm resilience and more are up for a vote next week in some states.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    Housing, transit, environmental issues on state and local ballots

    Residents in 37 states will vote on 132 statewide ballot measures on Nov. 8, according to Ballotpedia. Read our coverage on measures addressing top smart city concerns.

    By Oct. 31, 2022