This morning, policymakers spoke at the National Urban League Conference to discuss ways to revitalize American cities. Ironically, the event coincided with both Uber and Lyft’s last day in Broward County, which respectively cited “onerous” regulations and “burdensome requirements” as the reason for halting operations in the area.
Today, the de Blasio administration backed away from legislation that would put a cap on the number of ridesharing vehicles allowed to operate in New York City. The city will, however, still conduct a study on ridesharing’s impact on traffic and the environment.
Detroit desperately needs to spread the economic growth that food trucks bring to the table. We need economic investment and activity in places other than downtown. Food trucks are projected to generate $2.7 billion in revenue by 2017.
Today, President Barack Obama visited a federal prison in El Reno, Oklahoma, continuing his focus on criminal justice reform. His visit comes on the heels of the recent commutations he granted for 46 drug offenders and his remarks at the NAACP convention earlier this week.