Alex Goldmark is a senior producer in the newsroom for New Tech City and Transportation Nation.
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TOP STORIES ON TN:
NYC is installing speed cameras in 20 locations near schools, but won't tell drivers where they are. (Link)
Usage-based car insurance saves drivers money if they cede some privacy. And it's gaining in popularity. (Link)
Take a peek at the little-known board making big transpo decisions for Virginia and understand some politics behind roads. (Link)
LINKS FROM ELSEWHERE:
Ford is studying space robots to make smarter cars. (Forbes)
Seattle Weekly offers a nice portrait of the upheaval in the city's taxi/ride sharing industry, including day-to-day details of being a driver for Lyft (Link)
SF is getting ready for bike share launch on Thursday. (SF Examiner)
NYU launches an Urban Informatics graduate program with 25 students and NYC will give the university $15 million in tax breaks for the trouble, and hopefully data analysis. (Crains)
TechCrunch imagines a fantasy news story for 2023 where tech companies take over the transpo world and Uber uses Google's autonomous cars as driver-less taxis. (Link)
That story is loosely in response to news that Google Ventures has invested $285 million in Uber. (TechCrunch)
Here's one from the vault because it's fun: the 12 silliest transportation innovation from 80 or so years ago. (Cracked/PopScience)