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Linear transportation routes carrying riders who walk the last few blocks from their origins and to their destinations. Sound familiar? Image: Uber

Uber’s Latest Feature Reinvents the Wheels on the Bus

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Uber is rolling out a new feature that will encourage people who use its shared-ride service in New York to walk to the nearest intersection, instead of getting picked up at their door. The company hopes that by avoiding looping through congested Manhattan to pick up and drop off multiple people, it will make trips faster and easier -- but Uber is trying to solve a problem that buses solved generations ago.

Today’s Headlines

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  • Latest cap and trade auction is a success (Sacramento Bee)
  • Delivery robots come to the UC Berkeley campus (Berkeleyside)
  • Governor Brown visits polluted L.A. neighborhoods that aren’t seeing benefits from climate policies (LA Times)
  • San Mateo County increases $ for affordable housing, reduces cuts to paratransit (Green Caltrain)
  • A brief history of the battle over the 710 freeway extension (LA Times)
  • Rural Fresno to get solar powered charging stations (Sys-Con)
  • Who killed the GAO study of rising transit costs? (Vox)
  • Republicans are still trying to get mileage out of the idea that Brown is “diverting” gas tax money: hey peeps, everything in the bill—public transportation, bike infrastructure, research—contributes to better transportation for everyone (Bakersfield Now)
  • Great—the man in charge of U.S. housing thinks poverty is “a state of mind” (USA Today)

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