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New Report: Innovative Transportation Index

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New technology is rapidly spawning new transportation services that – taken together – are making it easier for more Americans to live full and engaged lives without owning a car. The Innovative Transportation Index: The Cities Where New Technologies and Tools Can Reduce Your Need to Own a Car tracks the spread of these new transportation services – including carsharing, ridesharing, ridesourcing and transit trip-planning apps – to cities across the country and ranks America’s major cities based on the availability of these cutting-edge tools. (Image: Alec Meltzer)'

The report is already getting significant attention, including from USA Today, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, Boston's WBUR, the Dallas Morning News (and a DMN blog), Austin's KLBJ, the San Antonio Express-News, the Baltimore Business Journal, the Denver PostMobilityLab, the Albuquerque Journal, StreetsBlog USA (and LAStreetsBlog), the SourceEcoWatch, the Detroit Free Press, Michigan's MLive Media Group, and elsewhere.

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