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Are you concerned about the transport system in the US, your state or your locality? With the Wiser daily transportation news email, you will be able to read important articles on the subject so that you are always well informed. Effective transportation systems are crucial to economic success. If people or goods cannot move around freely and efficiently, costs rise and trade is stifled. Transportation covers everything from air travel to roads to railways to water-based transportation. It includes publicly owned transportation systems, commercial freight, and individuals moving from place to place. Mistakes or misjudgments are not quick or easy to correct so planning is usually done decades in advance. Across the United States, legislators and planners are seeking to upgrade their transport systems to save costs, help the environment, and attract or retain investment. One of the biggest issues is the level of funds that are available to build the infrastructures that are required. You can follow these debates about money and discussions regarding transport priorities by signing up to the Wiser daily transportation news email.

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Grab to Raise $2.5 Billion From Didi and SoftBank
The New York Times • Reuters
Softbank, Didi Chuxing Invest $2 Billion in Uber Rival Grab
Bloomberg
Letters: Women in the Theater
The New York Times
De Blasio, Riding Subway, Demands Cuomo Fix the System
The New York Times • J. David Goodman
Three Trending Taiwan Hotspots You Won't Find In The Guidebook
Forbes • Contributor, Ralph Jennings
Linear parks and the drive to ease congestion
The Guardian • Gary Fuller
The Airports of the Future Are Taking Shape
Skift • Bloomberg, Justin Bachman
Chevy Bolt: Surviving The Tesla Model 3 Tsunami
Forbes • Brooke Crothers, Contributor
After Tesla, Mercedes Benz seeks sops to aid India's electric car ride
The Economic Times of India • Sharmistha Mukherjee
For those with disabilities, a closer look at RTA's paratransit service
Chicago Tribune • Mary Wisniewski
 
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Grab to Raise $2.5 Billion From Didi and SoftBank
The New York TimesReuters
SINGAPORE — Grab, Uber Technologies Inc's biggest ride-hailing competitor in Southeast Asia, said it expects to raise $2.5 billion in its latest financing round that will help bolster its leading position in the region and grow its payments platform. Chinese peer Didi...
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Finance, Green Transportation
Softbank, Didi Chuxing Invest $2 Billion in Uber Rival Grab
Bloomberg
Grab raised $2 billion from Didi Chuxing and SoftBank Group Corp., the largest-ever venture fundraising in Southeast Asia, as it steps up efforts to fend off Uber Technologies Inc. Another $500 million is anticipated from existing and new investors, Grab said in...
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Green Transportation, Medical Science & Research
Letters: Women in the Theater
The New York Times
To the Editor: Re “A Yawning Gender Gap in Theater,” by Laura Collins-Hughes (Critic’s Notebook, Arts pages, July 18): What else is new? Complaining doesn’t work. Shutting up doesn’t work. The only thing that works is to keep on writing. RUTH WOLFF,...
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Green Transportation, Politics & Policy
De Blasio, Riding Subway, Demands Cuomo Fix the System
The New York TimesJ. David Goodman
Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered a lashing message to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday from a camera-packed subway car in Brooklyn: You fix this. And don’t ask the city for any more money. The mayor staked his ground during a news...
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Green Transportation
Three Trending Taiwan Hotspots You Won't Find In The Guidebook
ForbesContributor, Ralph Jennings
Some houses in these older alleys of Kinmen offer guestrooms to tourists. (photo by Ralph Jennings) Arrivals to Taiwan from China dropped 18% last year with more dismal figures to date in 2017, but that’s a single-source political problem. Arrivals from other...
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Air Quality, Environment
Linear parks and the drive to ease congestion
The GuardianGary Fuller
You would think that ending a traffic restriction would improve journey times, but the sudden termination of Jakarta’s high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes had the opposite effect. To use these lanes drivers required two passengers, but a trade in hiring people bought the...
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Airline Industry, NewsCred
The Airports of the Future Are Taking Shape
SkiftBloomberg, Justin Bachman
No matter how well-regarded a particular airport happens to be, the slog from curb to cabin is pretty much the same wherever you go. A decades-old paradigm of queues, security screens, snack vendors, and gate-waiting prevails—the only difference is the level of...
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Auto Industry, Electric Vehicles
Chevy Bolt: Surviving The Tesla Model 3 Tsunami
ForbesBrooke Crothers, Contributor
The Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3 are very different cars. That doesn't mean the Bolt will be untouched by the coming Model 3 tsunami.
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Auto Industry, Electric Vehicles
After Tesla, Mercedes Benz seeks sops to aid India's electric car ride
The Economic Times of IndiaSharmistha Mukherjee
NEW DELHI: Tesla CEO Elon Musk has found an unexpected ally in Mercedes Benz’s India boss. Roland Folger wants the government to offer incentives on electric-car imports until local output becomes viable – if New Delhi is keen on ending fossil-fuel transport...
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Education, Green Transportation
For those with disabilities, a closer look at RTA's paratransit service
Chicago TribuneMary Wisniewski
Randy Mertes, 27, who has autism spectrum disorder, keeps busy all day. He holds a paid grocery store job and and does 20 hours a week of volunteer work. Though Mertes enjoys his independence, his mother said he does not use regular...
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