TDM Tidbits: Despite the Hoopla, Millennials Are Just Like All the Other Urbanists

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TDM Tidbits brings you the top news and research about transportation demand management initiatives from around the country and world.

NATIONAL

  • Zipcar Survey Finds Millennials Are Just Like All Other Urbanites When it Comes to Transportation Preferences and Car Ownership (Washington Post)
  • Federal Judge Rules Uber Must Face Lawsuit Claiming Bias Against Blind Riders With Service Dogs (Reuters)
  • Missouri Study Finds Close Transit Stops and Workforce Incentive Programs Do Influence Commute Choices (Medical Express)

INTERNATIONAL

  • Dutch Prosecutors Launch Criminal Investigation into Uber after Court Order Bans UberPOP (Reuters)
  • British Columbia Based HitchPlanet Brings Carpooling Into the Future (CBC News)

ALABAMA

  • Birmingham Announces Bike Share Program, First in Nation to Use Electric Assist Bikes (Alabama Live)

CALIFORNIA

  • San Francisco Upgraded All Parking Meters to “Smart Meters” Enabled for Demand-Based Pricing (Streetsblog)
  • Assemblyman Proposes Bill to Legalize App-Based Carpooling Services Statewide (L.A. Times)
  • L.A. Metro Launches Sexual Harassment Campaign (Metro Magazine)

COLORADO

  • Colorado DOT Plans “Bustang” Commuter Bus Service from Northern Suburbs in to Denver (Greeley Tribune)

IOWA

  • East Central Iowa Council of Governments Spearheads Effort to Launch Regional Van Pool Service (The Gazette)

KENTUCKY

  • Lexington Launches Safety Campaign Aimed at Encouraging Pedestrians to Pay Attention to Their Surroundings (WLKY)

MICHIGAN

  • Ann Arbor Commuter Challenge Sign-Ups Reach Record Levels (Mass Transit)
  • Grand Rapids to Open Free Park and Ride Lot While Adjusting Parking Fees Downtown to Encourage Commute Options (Michigan Live)

NEW YORK

  • Citi Bikes Redesigns App to Count Calories, Report Problems (Poughkeepsie Journal)
  • Uber Competitor Gett Bans Surge Pricing in Manhattan (CNBC)

OREGON

  • Portland Officials Propose Temporary Regulations to Allow Uber to Operate Within City Limits (Bloomberg)
  • Cityfyd Airbnb App for Parking Launches in Portland (Go Local PDX)

TEXAS

  • Lamar University Looks to Expand Carpooling Shuttle Service (12 News)

WASHINGTON D.C.

  • Region’s Large Car-Free Population Helps to Make It Uber Friendly (WAMU)
  • DDOT Will Launch Demand-Based Pricing for Parking in Gallery Place In May (GGW)

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