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Market Research Intellect has released its 2022 Micromobility market survey and competitive analysis report / Market Research Intellect
Veo sit-down scooter business claims to be profitable with 49 cities under exclusive or limited-vendor contracts / TechCrunch
Product Launches & Updates
Uber launches in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv | US News
Pixel phones get “At a Glance” support for rideshare status on your lock screen | 9to5 Google
Ukrainian engineer “The Q” unveils the split-wheel bicycle | YouTube
Ridehailing & Last Mile Delivery
Colorado residents will pay an average of $28 in state fees on delivery and carshares, 30 cents a ride. | Axios
Rivian patents face recognition for autonomous rideshare pickups | Sourcing Journal
Investments and Deals
Chipotle is deploying a $50m venture fund, building on last year’s Nuro self-driving delivery investment | CNBC
The city of Chicago selects Populus to manage micromobility data crunching with the Mobility Data Specification (MDS) and the Open Mobility Foundation | GovTech
Cities & Policy
The Irish government approved a €9.5-billion MetroLink light rail proposal for Dublin. Expected to open in the early 2030s, the 19.4km route is designed for up to 20,000 passengers per hour. | Independent.ie
Massachusetts Department of Transportation direct of sustainable mobility says public-sector organizations need more data crash and near-miss data for micromobility vehicles | Governing.com
Chandler, Arizona launches public rideshare system that includes free rides for students to go to and from after-school activities. The program is supported by a $2m grant for K-12 transportation but is open to everyone. | AZFamily
Kansas City expands its ridesharing program RideKC to expanded zones around Johnston County with a maximum cost of $5 per ride | Mass Transit Mag
Wilmington, North Carolina expands RideMICRO with over 3,000 “virtual bus stops” | Port City Daily
New Products, Features and Data Points
“There’s no checkbox for autonomous truck”, says Texas DoT trying to report on a hit-and-run involving Waymo self-driving semi-truck | TechCrunch
Denver, Colorado stimulates $2m e-bike purchases with rebates up to $1,200 for low-income residents | Westworld
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