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  • ...With the Vatler app, users denote where they plan to leave their (sic) car and a valet meets them there. The valet then drives the car to a secure parking lot where it stays for the rest of the day. Later on, the customer requests their (sic) car to be dropped off where they’re leaving and the valet drives it to them.

    TechCrunch
  • ...In much of the county, especially in the more densely populated communities along the Highway 101 corridor, school buses have long been a thing of the past as districts have dropped the service to save money. The trend that has put the onus on families to figure out other ways to send their children to school —and packed more cars on the road during commute hours — has prompted regional planners to puzzle over the dilemma.

    Marin Independent Journal
  • East Palo Alto’s decades-long dream to reconnect its east and west sides via a pedestrian/bicycle bridge has taken a huge leap forward. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) approved the city’s $8.6 million application to construct a 12-foot wide bridge over Highway 101 between Newell Road and Clarke Avenue, following East Palo Alto’s City Council’s June allocation of $600,000 for environmental review and design.

    Streetsblog SF
  • ...Between 2000 and 2012, the city has seen a net increase of 11,139 households, and 88 percent of them have been car-free. That’s according to an analysis of U.S. Census data by Michael Rhodes, a transportation planner at Nelson\Nygaard and a former Streetsblog reporter...“A lot of people who are moving here are choosing it because it’s a place you can get around without a car,” said Livable City Executive Director Tom Radulovich. “People will self-select. If convenience for an automobile is their criterion, there’s a lot of places in the city and elsewhere” to live.

    Streetsblog SF
  • Railroads tend to be skittish about approving walking and biking routes because they fear liability if someone gets injured. Even so, 43 percent of rails-with-trails, as they’re known, are located wholly within railroad rights-of-way, while another 12 percent have some segments inside the right-of-way. So negotiating with railroads — from Class I freight railroads to urban light rail operators — is possible, if you know how to approach them.

    Streetsblog USA
  • As Americans walk and bike more, there’s a war for space on our nation’s sidewalks. A simple solution exists. Protected bike lanes sharply reduce sidewalk biking, resulting in fewer clashes, recent city studies show.

    Sacramento Bee
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    Do you remember that day when you lost your mind? You aimed your car at five random people down the road. By the time you realized what you were doing, it was too late to brake. Thankfully, your autonomous car saved their lives by grabbing the wheel from you and swerving to the right. Too bad for the one unlucky person standing on that path, struck and killed by your car.

    Wired
  •  Working life isn’t a very happy one for drivers of the luxury shuttle buses transporting high tech workers to and from Silicon Valley every day.

    SF Chronicle
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     In an effort to find the most effective way to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, four Chronicle staffers raced to the 49ers' first preseason home game Sunday, the stadium's inaugural NFL game. We drove and took various combinations of BART, Caltrain, Amtrak and VTA to the 49ers' new home.

    SF Chronicle
  • Researchers at the Institute of Transportation Studies University of California, Davis suggest that a number of positive trends indicate that we may be seeing the beginning of a real hydrogen transition in transportation, despite earlier starts that fizzled.

    Green Car Congress