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Japanese railway company apologized for making a “truly inexcusable” mistake … leaving 25 seconds earlyLINK

Apple now has 55 self-driving cars registered with the California Department of motor vehicles, compared to 3 last year. Apple has the second largest fleet of self-driving cars in California, ahead of Waymo’s 51 and behind GM’s 104 LINK

Investment bank UBS estimated global revenues from self-driving technology by 2030 will be up to $2.8TN with Waymo forecast to capture 60% of the Pot. LINK

Report: Electric taxis make cab drivers happy LINK

After Waymo poaches Tesla’s Safety Head … Musk Says Company Is ‘Flattening Management Structure’  LINK

Musk rejects reports that Tesla rejected additional driver sensors for autopilot because drivers might find the additional warnings annoying. LINK

BMW dumps Brooklyn car share on the scrap heap, citing high costs. Meanwhile, Daimler’s car2go is thriving in NYC. They have 550 cars in Brooklyn and Queens, up from 400 when it launched in 2014. LINK

Lyft faces another class action lawsuit over driver pay.  Accuses ride-sharing co. of hiding its real cut of the fare. LINK

Disney’s ‘Minnie Van’  Lyft drivers can join Teamsters union. Drivers wear a uniform and instructed to tell stories to their passengers. LINK

The city of Summit NJ and Lyft are offering residents who work in the downtown business district the opportunity to receive door-to-door service to and from downtown for the same cost as the daily parking fee. LINK

Ride-share drivers from out of state contribute to Boston’s trafficLINK

Ford rejects AN offer from Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer LINK

Uber also rejected repeated offers from Cohen because he owned New York taxi medallions. LINK

  • FLASHBACK:  Taxi companies owned by Michael Cohen … of D. Trump Stormy D pay off fame … just got hit with nearly $80,000 in new claims for unpaid taxes, according to records filed in New York  LINK

New Yorkers urge Mayor to support half-price MetroCards for low-income commuters. Transit advocates are urging commuters to call the mayor’s office and demand support for fair fares. LINK

Japanese bus drivers’ strike by giving free rides. A protest in the city of Okayama is the latest in a long line of fare-free travel in response to privatization and price hikes.  LINK

Egypt passes a law on regulating ride-sharing apps …imposing new fees and data sharing requirements. LINK

Egypt blames the banned Muslim Brotherhood for a wave of rare protests against the government’s surprise decision to hike fares on Cairo’s underground transport network. LINK

Ride-hailing startup Didis now getting more downloads in China than DidILINK

London Transit might ban junk food Billboards like McDonald’s in an efforts to tackle obesity. LINK

Spokane, Washington celebrates National Bike To Work Week with free pancakes, free pizza, and beer LINK

Report: Key-less cars have killed more than 2 dozen people since 2006. Drivers have succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning after forgetting to turn off a vehicle in their garage. LINK

Anthony Barba

As the founder of mobility as a marketing consultancy pumpkin, Anthony helps brands utilize transportation to increase their competitive advantage & create new revenue streams. once gave TEDx talk on how the rise of the mafia in las vegas is connected to the future of mobility … then walked off stage to buy his daughter a Spider-Man action figure next door.

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