The Local Politics of Airbnb’s Ban on DC Rentals

Residents and city officials traumatized by last week’s unrest fear a repeat for Biden’s inauguration.

Google’s New Union Is Already Addressing Political Issues

The Alphabet Workers Union isn’t seeking better pay and benefits. It wants to influence the company’s…

The Year of Driving Less—but More Dangerously

Total traffic deaths fell during pandemic lockdowns. But fatalities per mile traveled rose, due to faster…

Uber and Lyft’s Gig Work Law Could Expand Beyond California

The companies are backing proposals in other states that would give workers the ability to form…

Why Do Many Self-Driving Cars Look Like Toasters on Wheels?

Without any need for steering wheels or pedals, the cubes give passengers room to maneuver inside.…

Mass Transit Is in Jeopardy—and So Are Cities

Subways and buses are the lifeblood of dense cities like New York. If the system withers,…

Chuck Yeager’s 1947 Flight Inspired Our Supersonic Ambitions

Yeager was the prototype of the American hero, a decorated fighter pilot immortalized in Tom Wolfe’s…

Uber Gives Up on the Self-Driving Dream

The ride-hail giant invested more than $1 billion in autonomous vehicles. Now it’s selling the unit…

Ride-Hail Companies Are Making Life Harder for Scooters

Officials in many cities feel they couldn't rein in Uber and Lyft. Now they're being stricter…

DoorDash Shows Delivery Can Be Profitable—in a Pandemic

Can the app-based services survive once restaurants reopen and diners aren't sequestered in their homes?