Infrastructure & Environment

Disabled in DC: How Taxis and Uber Might Be Worsening the Paratransit Problem

Washington, D.C., is turning to taxi cabs to help improve disabled people's access to transportation. But advocates worry the move may prove pointless because it exempts the ride-hailing industry.

What Cuba Can Teach America About Ride-Sharing

Havana has a complex Uber-like system that might be worth imitating in U.S. cities.

Disabled in DC: Coping With Increasing Costs and Demand for Paratransit

The challenges that the nation's capital faces to provide accessible and affordable transportation for people with disabilities reflect a nationwide struggle to live up to the ADA's promise.

Southern Louisiana Picks a Fight With Big Oil to Save the Wetlands

The region's coastal marshes are disappearing, making it even more vulnerable to storms like Katrina. Municipalities want to make the state’s biggest industry pay for the damage.

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