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Oil companies hire "influencers" to control conversation around climate change; DMV tells Cruise to halve its driverless fleet; Robotaxis are an existential threat to public transit; More

8:49 AM PDT on August 21, 2023

Caltrain electric multiple unit train at a testing facility, June 2023 (photo: Caltrain)

  • Oil companies are hiring "influencers" to control the public conversation around climate issues (Washington Post)
  • Caltrain to pilot first-in-nation dual wire and battery electric trains (Caltrain)
  • "Safest place for pedestrians"? New York City (La Voce di New York)
  • DMV (not CPUC) tells Cruise to reduce its driverless fleet until a crash investigation is complete (SF Gate)
  • Robotaxis are an existential threat to public transit (48 Hills)
  • Hardly anyone owns a hydrogen car, but California is preparing to invest in hydrogen fueling stations anyway (CalMatters)
  • Is Los Angeles walkable? (LA Times)
  • Why states and cities are failing to reduce traffic deaths (Eno Transportation)
  • Sticks, not carrots, are needed to get people to stop driving so much (Forbes)

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