User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-Independent
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Rideshare
Last updated: Dec 11 2018 15:31 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Are shared e-scooters good for the planet? Only if they replace car trips 6.8.2019 GreenBiz.com
Ride share companies promote them as an environmentally friendly choice — but new research contradicts that.
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The human dimension of public transit planning — equity 2.4.2019 GreenBiz.com
Planners can disadvantage communities in cities if they rely purely on numbers — with lasting societal impacts.
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The stories we tell when we talk about carbon and climate change 28.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Climate doom and gloom is real — but so are hope and opportunities.
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With the launch of self-driving ride-share service 'Waymo One,' what’s next for cities? 5.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Google's autonomous vehicle offshoot and other AVs claim to help relieve urban area issues — but there are four questions they must answer first.
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Uber is expanding and rebranding — is that a good thing? 11.12.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
As the ridehailing giant enters the multimodal market, will it maintain protections for consumers?
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How this app is providing community mobility solutions and personal parenting options 26.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
This mother had a carpooling problem — and so she created a new tool, and a business, to fix it.
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Can behavioral economics finally get Americans to stop commuting by SOV? 7.8.2018 GreenBiz.com
Driving real change and influencing mobility decision-making is incredibly difficult.
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The great democratization of transportation 17.4.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Open data is revolutionizing how innovators and cities manage the environmental and social effects of urban transit.
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Lipstick on a Gig: Why We Should Be Very Skeptical of Uber's New "Portable Benefits" Scheme 5.2.2018 Truthout.com
Last week, Uber floated the concept of a "portable benefits system" for its drivers in Washington State. This initiative isn't an effort to improve workers' lives; it's a ploy to justify and obscure the volatile labor conditions the company has created in the name of cutting costs. Uber is merely chiseling away at the issue, as lucratively as it can, until the next lawsuit surfaces. An iPhone with an Uber application login screen on October 25, 2017. (Photo:Jaap Arriens / NurPhoto via Getty Images)   In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout. In 2016, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA) filed a  class-action lawsuit  against Uber, claiming the rideshare giant denied them benefits, even though they were full-time workers. The company accomplished this, the suit charged, by classifying workers who spent "six or seven" days a week "laboring for 12-plus-hour shifts" as independent ...
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Stockholm Pursues Climate Holy Grail — A Fossil Fuel-Free Future — Part 4: Transforming Transportation 31.5.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
To achieve its paramount goal of being fossil-fuel free in 2050, Stockholm will need to eliminate about two million tons of greenhouse gas emissions by then—a drop of over 80 percent. Fortunately, Stockholm’s efforts are occurring in a nation whose national energy policy and goals are aimed at achieving major early emissions reductions. By 2020, for example, Sweden intends to get half of its electricity from renewable sources and to have lowered its GHG emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels. Major Challenges The largest contributor to Stockholm’s current greenhouse gas emissions of 2.4 million tonnes is transportation, which accounts for 40 percent of the total (more than a million tonnes). Stockholm will need to accomplish the remarkable feat of ratcheting those emissions down by about 80 percent by 2050, even as its population and overall energy use are expected to surge 40 percent. Yet that is precisely what the city intends. The city also plans that emissions from energy use in buildings—a third of ...
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Clean transportation drives ahead with electric vehicles 20.3.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Major automakers race to adapt to shared-car demand, startups compete for the smart mobility wave and data concerns speed up.
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Sea Lion Naps On Roof Of A Car -- Because It's The Weekend? 23.1.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Maybe the car’s owner ordered a sea lion roof. Or maybe this cute critter just needed a place to nap. Whatever the case, a sea lion resting atop the roof of a Honda Civic on Saturday at Nichols Brothers shipyard in Freeland, Washington, caused quite a commotion, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported. “That is the weirdest thing,” one observer can be heard saying in the video. Melanie J. Sceva Hill posted the clip to Facebook , where it now serves as a reminder that anyone considering a carpool with marine mammals might want to rethink that. The local sheriff’s department eventually arrived at the scene to help rouse the groggy creature , the P-I reported.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a ...
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Menlo Park sparks interest in zero-carbon cities 11.1.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A Northern California suburb revamps its approach to the built environment.
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These Guys Sang Mariah Carey's Christmas Smash For A Great Reason 25.12.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Mariah Carey and James Corden sent the internet ablaze this holiday season with their “ Carpool Karaoke ” take on “ All I Want for Christmas Is You ,” with star turns from singers including  Adele , Lady Gaga and Nick Jonas. Taking a page from Carey and Corden, two Polish gay couples piled into a car to put their own spin on the Christmas classic ― with the aim of sending an inclusive message to their home country.  Two of the men, Jakub Kwiecinski and his partner, David, shot to viral fame in August after they repurposed Roxette’s “Some Other Summer” as a coming out anthem on YouTube. Since then, they’ve produced other music videos, including an LGBTQ-positive rendition of RedOne’s hit, “Don’t You Need Somebody.”  This time around, the couple invited their blogger pals, Piotr and Pawel , to join them for the diva-licious Christmas ride. They said their goal was to send a festive message of hope to Poland , where same-sex marriage remains illegal and LGBTQ people have limited rights . The video’s release ...
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Michelle Obama Signs, Seals, Delivers 'Carpool Karaoke' With Missy Elliot 21.7.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
When we found out Michelle Obama was set to appear on James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke,”  we were giddy with excitement. But there’s no way we were prepared for how awesome it turned out to be.  On Wednesday night, we finally got to see the full video, and we can’t stop watching. Who knew FLOTUS was such a great singer/rapper? She and Corden go through hits like “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” by Stevie Wonder and Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” and the First Lady even throws in a timely “Lemonade” reference. But it gets better! When Corden starts playing “ This Is for My Girls ,” which was released earlier this year by Michelle Obama and features a verse by Missy Elliot , the hip-hop icon appears out of nowhere in the back seat. And of course, a “Carpool Karaoke” featuring Missy just wouldn’t be the same without a classic track like “Get Ur Freak On.”  So, listen to them now (they’re lastin’ 20 rounds) and watch the video above. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and ...
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Michelle Obama Goes Full Beyoncé In 'Carpool Karaoke' With James Corden 19.7.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Who run the world?  That probably won’t even be a question after  Michelle Obama ’s “ Carpool Karaoke ” comes out Wednesday. In the preview, the first lady tells James Corden she’s barely had the chance to jam out to music in the car in seven-and-a-half years. Whoa. What? With that timeline, it makes sense that Obama would choose some old-school Beyoncé. She probably hasn’t even heard the new stuff. But who cares? The first lady wasted no time in going full Bey for “Single Ladies.”  Eat your hearts out, Red Hot Chili Peppers . All the first ladies. Put your hands up!   “The Late Late Show with James Corden” airs weeknights at 12:37 a.m. on CBS. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a ...
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Economic Update: Listen, Professor Krugman 27.5.2016 Truthout.com
Economic Update  is in partnership with  Truthout.org Your radio station needs Economic Update! If you are a radio station,  check this out . If you want to hear Economic Update on your favorite local station,  send them this . Visit Professor Wolff's social movement project, democracyatwork.info. Permission to reprint Professor Wolff's writing and videos is granted on an individual basis. Please contact p rofwolff@rdwolff.com  to request permission. We reserve the right to refuse or rescind permission at any ...
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Austin Voters Deal Huge Setback To Uber, Lyft 9.5.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com

Voters in Austin, Texas, rejected Proposition 1, a major defeat for ridesharing companies. 


The failure of the proposition Saturday means the city of Austin’s plan to require fingerprinting for rideshare drivers’ background checks will go ahead. 


In response, Uber and Lyft have threatened to stop operating in the city.


Note: The Huffington Post's Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington is a member of Uber's board of directors, and has recused herself from any involvement in the site's coverage of the company.

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Those "falcon wing" doors are coming back to haunt Tesla 20.4.2016 TreeHugger
Many of them just don't work and are causing damage to the company's reputation.
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Brussels Universities Scramble To Help Students Stranded After Attacks 22.3.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The terrorist attacks in Brussels  on Tuesday prompted universities in and around the city to cancel classes and to organize transportation and shelter for students who were stranded as mass transit there shut down .  At least 34 people were killed and about 200 injured in two attacks Tuesday, one at the Brussels airport and the other at the Maelbeek metro station. Air traffic in the city was suspended through at least Wednesday .  With transportation options limited, universities in the area encountered complications in canceling classes. The Université Libre de Bruxelles evacuated its campus following the attacks Tuesday. It encouraged students to find rides home via carpools and tried to help find places to stay for those who couldn't leave the area.  In the light of the latest information we have received, we are obliged to evacuate the ULB campuses — ULB (@ULBruxelles) March 22, 2016 ULB  asked students and staff to "show solidarity by offering lifts In their cars, in such a way that everyone can ...
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