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The Hub 12/22/17: Clean Air Council’s Weekly Round-Up of Transportation News

“The Hub” is a weekly round-up of transportation related news in the Philadelphia area and beyond. Check back weekly to keep up to date on the issues Clean Air Council’s transportation staff finds important.


Generocity: Why Indego’s parent company added a diversity and inclusion committee – Bicycle Transit Systems is working to make Indego bike share accessible for all Philadelphians.  Taking a step back and looking inward, they realized their leadership needed to reflect the populations they serve.


City Lab: What Elon Musk Doesn’t Get About Urban Transit – Elon Musk is a visionary, but his visions for mass transit are informed by his personal biases.  Full vehicles, running on lines that are centrally located are the marks of efficient mass transit.  Riding with strangers and having to walk from the station to the destination are things he would do away with, making transit far less efficient.


Next City: There’s No Simple Formula for Rolling Out New Bike Lanes – Philadelphia’s cycling community has been calling for immediate protection of the Spruce and Pine Street bike lanes, where crashes resulting in one fatality and a serious injury have occured in the past month.  Mayor Kenney says he’s currently focusing on the High Injury Network, which these deadly lanes are not a part of.


WHYY: No data on how often positive train control has prevented SEPTA crashes – Positive train control (PTC) is speed limiting technology that saves lives. SEPTA installed PTC earlier this year, and hopes to eventually quantify the improvements in system safety.


Streets Blog: Is Your City Committed to Vision Zero, or Just Paying Lip Service? – Cities across America and the world have Vision Zero goals in place.  It is difficult to tell where these goals are being actively worked on or just talked about.  There are a few key strategies to make sure your city is moving forward with the goals of Vision Zero.


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