San Francisco’s Vote on Ride-hailing tax squeaking through

On Wednesday the Department of Elections counted absentee ballots, and Prop D’s share of the vote rose to more than 66.7 percent. This is still not the final result, but the city hopes to have all ballots counted by Friday.

Sedonia, AZ: Excessive vehicle noise difficult to police under state law

Sedona city code sets relatively strict noise limits for any activity within city limits — 60 decibels for residential areas during the day, 50 dBA at night; and 65 dBA for commercially zoned districts. Sgt. Michael Dominguez, information officer for the Sedona Police Department, said that officers on routine patrol don’t carry decibel meters, but the department and city officials have the meters available to measure noise and enforce these limits when necessary. But there is a significant exception to the limits written into the Sedona code: “Sound from the locomotion of properly muffled motor vehicles on a public right-of-way or residential driveway” are exempted.

Uber and Lyft hurt CTA ridership, slow down buses, and worsen congestion in Chicago (and probably everywhere else, too)

Ride-hailing trips have increased by 271 percent since 2015.

FHWA’s steps to greater pedestrian road safety (video report)

With pedestrian road deaths having increased 53% in the past decade, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is promoting its Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) and the countermeasures it has introduced to increase safety for vulnerable road users.

State of Washington DOT ready for new HOV in Tacoma (video report)

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has been busy preparing new high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in Tacoma. Now, close to being ready this video explains the impact it will have on drivers in the area.