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  • April 10, 2018 | U.S. News and World Report

    Fighting for Breath in Near-Highway Neighborhoods

    Somerville, MA is working to reduce pollution exposure in communities where its threats loom large. In the neighborhoods straddling Interstate 93 in Somerville, residents know to keep their windows shut each weekday as commuters travel from Boston's suburbs into the city, their cars spouting...

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  • April 08, 2018 | Pamplin Media Group

    Weak Transit Hurting Working Class, Metro Leaders Say

    Decision makers say we must link housing, transportation to better accommodate growing population, reduce costs. More than half a million new residents are expected to move into the Portland area by the year 2040. This growth has already sent shockwaves through the region with rising housing...

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  • April 02, 2018 | NextCity

    Atlanta Gets an Ambitious New Transit Plan

    A bill that could expand transit and unify the county-by-county patchwork that makes up Atlanta’s transportation grid has passed the General Assembly. HB 930, the so-called “transit expansion bill,” now awaits a signature from Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, who has endorsed the measure.

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  • March 22, 2018 | Wired

    Cities Need to Take the Wheel

    Instead of blindly welcoming self-driving cars to their streets, city leaders have a chance to prevent tragedies like the Uber fatality from happening again. Never waste a good crisis. The awful news is that one of Uber’s self-driving cars hit and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. If...

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  • March 21, 2018 | The Drive

    Elaine Herzberg's Death Isn't Uber's Tragedy. It's Ours.

    No one knows when self-driving cars will work. Until then, people are the solution. There are two kinds of tragedies: those from which nothing is learned, and those that lead to change. Now that a pedestrian has been killed by a self-driving car, let’s dispense with the fiction that safety is a...

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