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How to Avoid Self-Driving Carmageddon

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Driverless cars may not be ready for city streets in the immediate future, but some of the world's biggest companies are betting on them. Cities will be better off if mayors band together instead of negotiating solo with each corporation, says Zipcar founder Robin Chase. If they don't play their hand well, she warns, the introduction of autonomous vehicles will lead to more pollution, more congestion, and more demand for parking.
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The Looming Transit Breakdown That Threatens America’s Economy

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While federal transit funding stagnates, the nation’s largest rail and bus systems have been delaying critical maintenance projects. Without sustained efforts to fix infrastructure and vehicles, the effects of deteriorating service in big American cities could ripple across the national economy, according to a new report from the Regional Plan Association [PDF]. RPA focuses on ten of the nation’s largest transit agencies […]