✊🏙 Subsidized Uber in Toronto? 🚗 Calls for massive upzoning in CA 🌇 Bringing down MTA transit costs 🚇

Hey urbanists,Primary a transit issue this week. Toronto is looking to do more to improve its King St
✊🏙 Subsidized Uber in Toronto? 🚗 Calls for massive upzoning in CA 🌇 Bringing down MTA transit costs 🚇
By Paris Marx • Issue #20 • View online
Hey urbanists,
Primary a transit issue this week. Toronto is looking to do more to improve its King Street Pilot, but subway riders are concerned that the new line to relieve crowding is taking too long. There’s also concern that Sidewalk Labs’ waterfront smart neighborhood could lead to subsidized ride hailing instead of better transit.
In the United States, debate continues over a new bill that would upzone areas around transit in California, but opponents are concerned it could displace long-time residents. There’s also a new report shining further light on the MTA’s high construction costs.
Finally, Hyperloop has been rejected for a Vancouver-Portland high-speed connection, with a report to Washington state instead suggesting maglev trains. Given my criticism of Elon Musk, it seems like the right decision. Now to see if it will move forward.
Have a great week!
Paris

🚊 Ups and downs of Toronto transit plans
Sidewalk Toronto Puts Ride Hailing Before Public Transit
After timid rollout, Toronto’s King Street project enters pivotal phase
Relief line subway riders’ priority, poll shows
🌇 The fight for more housing in California
California Is Considering a “Radical” Statewide Upzone
Scott Wiener's war on local planning
🚇 Getting NYC transit costs under control
M.T.A. Construction Costs ‘Threaten to Strangle’ Growth, Report Warns
🚆 No Hyperloop for West coast
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