A bit of a longer issue this week because there were some really interesting articles I wanted to share on smart cities, self-driving cars, and ride hailing — all topics that I’m fascinated by, so hopefully you are too.
There’s also a section on transit ridership which looks at a broad range of factors that can influence it, and the specific examples of Seattle and Southern California, which have divergent ridership trends.
And finally, a thought-provoking article on the barriers to positive portrayals of transit in pop culture. TV and film play an important role in influencing our views, and if people saw their favourite characters using transit instead of cars, they may be more likely to do the same.
Have a great Sunday!