As policymakers weigh financial aid for the airline industry, they have an opportunity to help make the US organ transplantation system more equitable at the same time.
yesterday • ~7 min
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A researcher explains what it will take to make sure children are reasonably safe from catching the coronavirus aboard school buses.
Sept. 3, 2020 • ~9 min
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In the Chinese city of Chengdu, one-third of ride-sharing might replace public transit trips.
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Racial and LGBT bias persists among ride-share drivers, primarily after they see a rider's photo. Is it time for policymakers to intervene?
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City streets were built to accommodate cars, but the COVID-19 pandemic has scrambled our transport needs. Many cities are moving to make streets more people-friendly and less car-centric.
July 21, 2020 • ~6 min
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Swapping out a gas-powered Uber or Lyft vehicle with an electric car cuts emissions three times more than when an individual driver makes that switch, research finds.
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Self-driving taxis could be a setback for those with different needs – unless companies embrace accessible design now
In order to create an efficient future transportation system, autonomous vehicles need to accommodate people with different mobility needs.
June 22, 2020 • ~8 min
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Study finds simple changes in road resurfacing practices could improve gas mileage for heavy vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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A move from public transportation to single-rider cars due to COVID-19 may create a new boom in traffic. See how your city could fare with a new tool.
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