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Grocery Store Public Health

Who Really Needs 15-Minute Grocery Delivery?

New start-ups are promising ultra-fast delivery, but at a high cost to workers, the environment, and the urban fabric.

October 14, 2021 - Vice News

Delivery Drone

The Hidden Costs of Drone Delivery

Ultra-fast drone delivery promises convenience, but comes at a high cost for workers, the environment, and public space.

October 11, 2021 - The Conversation

Uber Car

California Judge Renders Gig Worker Law Unenforceable

A judge ruled against California's Proposition 22, which let ride-hailing and delivery businesses classify workers as independent contractors and discouraged unionization efforts.

August 24, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Boston Bus

Around the Country, Cities Face Bus Driver Shortages

Cities like St. Louis, Denver, and Minneapolis have have fewer bus drivers than the transit system requires. The shortages are effecting the quality of service.

September 3, 2019 - Streetsblog USA

Congresswoman

How the Green New Deal Could Transform the Built Environment

If it emulated and adapted the scope of its predecessor, the Green New Deal could transform the country in fundamental ways, with builders, planners, and architects playing central roles.

July 27, 2019 - Fast Company

UPS LNG Truck

Teamsters Authorize Strike as Negotiations with UPS Heat Up

UPS's unionized workers have voted to authorize a strike around expanded service. If that strike does happen, it could be one of the biggest U.S. has seen in decades.

June 10, 2018 - CNN

Shibukawa Limited Express

Japanese Bus Drivers Strike by Not Accepting Fares

Bus drivers in Japan put blankets over fare boxes and continue to drive their routes, in order to serve their passengers while on strike.

May 7, 2018 - NPR

Quito BRT

Urban Transportation's Four Separate Challenges

At the Shared Use Mobility Summit in Chicago, Jarrett Walker cautioned the tech world to keep four key transportation problems in mind.

April 3, 2018 - Forbes

Hotel California

Study Finds California's Economy Slowed by Lack of Housing

Reports from UCLA and UC Riverside show California stymied by housing shortage.

October 6, 2016 - Los Angeles Times

Labor Ruling in California Means Big Changes for Uber's Business Model

A California labor commissioner has resolved a long-standing dispute over the employment status of Uber drivers. Uber and other transportation network companies will have to adjust.

June 17, 2015 - Bloomberg Business

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