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May 5, 2020, 8am PDT
A massive survey on the sentiments of Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic reports that many people are less likely to ride public transit, or rely on Uber and Lyft, in the future.
Car and Driver
April 14, 2020, 6am PDT
Evidence from Wuhan, China, the used car auction market in the United States, and the Trump administration reveal some of the potential futures for the car industry.
Bloomberg
April 8, 2020, 11am PDT
Even before the effects fo the coronavirus pandemic drastically reduced ridership, transit riders were declining in cities across the country. The reasons for the downward trend were varied.
The New York Times
February 14, 2020, 6am PST
A study of residents in Beijing, China who became car owners indicates that they used alternative transportation modes less after buying cars.
MinnPost
February 12, 2020, 11am PST
Everyone pays a high price for the congestion and pollution of car dependence, according to this article, so maybe drivers should start paying more for the privilege.
Honolulu Civil Beat
October 17, 2019, 10am PDT
Clearly, the American love affair with the automobile is far from over, despite lessons from the recession, dire environmental warnings, plummeting traffic safety, or the wishful thinking of tech companies.
Wired
October 16, 2019, 10am PDT
So many subsidies ensure the dominance of the automobile in the daily live of the United States, it's hard to keep track of them all. Law Professor Greg Shill is keeping track, however.
THINK
July 23, 2019, 5am PDT
While cars are still equated with freedom of mobility and personal liberty, they've also offered courts the chance to expand police powers in the public realm, time and time again.
The Atlantic
May 1, 2019, 6am PDT
There is a growing movement of humans who don't like the idea of being forced to hand the wheel over to robot drivers.
The New Yorker
March 28, 2019, 10am PDT
London's 'Ultra Low Emission Zone' is taking effect in April. Here are the details on the ambitious clean air plans.
BBC
March 10, 2019, 11am PDT
A new paper accounts for all the ways "the legal system puts its thumb on the scale for drivers to the detriment of everyone else: transit users, cyclists and pedestrians."
Streetsblog USA
February 16, 2019, 5am PST
Only from learning more about the choices and preferences of people who actually ride transit can transit agencies hope to better serve riders.
TransitCenter
February 13, 2019, 7am PST
More people are three months behind on car payments today than at the height of the Great Recession. That's bad news for the economy.
The Washington Post
January 25, 2019, 5am PST
The status quo is unhealthy for everybody.
The New York Times
January 9, 2019, 7am PST
More people are buying cars, even while more people are choosing to go without cars.
CityLab
November 27, 2018, 12pm PST
General Motors cut the bad environmental and economic news with an announcement that cost cutting measures would allow the company to focus more resources on electric and self-driving cars.
USA Today
October 30, 2018, 8am PDT
An international survey from IKEA finds fewer Americans feel at home in the place where they live.
Fast Company
August 21, 2018, 5am PDT
Electric cars aren't as expensive as they once were, and the cost of ownership has always been low—so what are you waiting for?
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
July 19, 2018, 7am PDT
It's been called a 'War on Fun.'
Vancouver Sun
July 6, 2018, 7am PDT
The Seattle Department of Transportation is searching for ways to remove 3,000 cars from the roads every day.
Crosscut