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If You Have a Disability, Consider an ABLE Savings Account
Lifehacker.com

If you have a disability, you may be missing out on a way to save money. ABLE savings accounts allow someone with a disability to save for their financial needs— without having that savings disqualify them for government benefits like Medicaid. Read more... more…

Choosing the Wrong Lane in the Race to 5G
Wired

Opinion: The US should be focusing on building 5G networks with mid-band spectrum, because it will support faster, cheaper, and more ubiquitous deployment. more…

Over 1,400 self-driving vehicles are now in testing by 80+ companies across the U.S.
TechCrunch

In a talk at the Uber Elevate summit in Washington, DC today, US Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao shared a total overall figure for ongoing testing of autonomous vehicles on U.S roads: Over 1,400 self-driving cars, trucks and other vehicles … more…

Drones are making a difference in the world and regulatory agencies are helping
TechCrunch

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Contributor Share on Twitter Secretary Elaine L. Chao is currently the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. This is her second cabinet position. She served as U.S. Secretary of Labor from 2001-January 2009, and is the first A… more…

As payment and surveillance technologies collide, free speech could be a victim
TechCrunch

Anyone who has traveled to Hong Kong knows how ubiquitous the Octopus Card is. Distributed by a company which is majority owned by the Hong Kong government, the cards are used to pay for everything from public transit to groceries, to Starbucks coffee. It’s a… more…

24 hours left to score early-bird tickets for TC Sessions: Mobility 2019
TechCrunch

The switch has been flipped on the 24-hour shot clock, which means there’s only one day left to save $100 on your pass to TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 in San Jose, Calif. on July 10. Early-bird savings ends on Friday, June 14 at 11:59 p.m. (PT), so buy your tic… more…

Uber unveils new skyport designs for Uber Air
TechCrunch

Uber’s architecture and engineering partners have unveiled some new skyport designs. To be clear, Skyports are the areas where people will be able to board and disembark from Uber Air vehicles. At Uber Elevate today, eight firms unveiled 16 new designs for Sk… more…

Infarm closes $100M Series B to scale its ‘urban farming platform’
TechCrunch

Infarm, the Berlin-based startup that has developed vertical farming tech for grocery stores and restaurants, is disclosing $100 in in Series B investment. The round is led by London VC Atomico, and consists of mix of equity funding and debt financing. Infarm… more…

Delta CEO Calls Boeing 737 Max Problems a 'One Off' Despite Two Deadly Crashes on Other Airlines
Gizmodo.com

Delta has never flown the Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been grounded worldwide in the wake of two crashes that killed 346 people in Ethiopia and Indonesia. But Delta still wants to assure people that Boeing’s problems aren’t a big deal, judging by the disc… more…

Waymo doesn't want its self-driving cars to annoy the hell out of you
Mashable

It's all about balance when it comes to riding in self-driving cars. The sensor-loaded cars pick up so much more information than a human driver can, what with their cameras, radar, LiDAR, and other sensing equipment. But that doesn't mean passengers want to … more…

Byton’s massive 48-inch dashboard screen will also be used in its electric SUV
Mashable

Byton was the darling of CES last year, showing off its never-ending dashboard screen and other touchscreens on practically every surface of the Chinese's company first all-electric car, the M-Byte. Now we know that nearly all designs from the prototype car w… more…

Lyft's bike-share in the San Francisco area has a whole new name — and look
Mashable

Welcome to the Bay Area, Bay Wheels! That's the new name of the blue Ford GoBikes bike-share that's been spreading across the San Francisco Bay Area since 2017. The service is operated by ride-share company Lyft and now looks like it, with pink tires and Lyft… more…

Uber Air announces first international city to trial flying taxis
Mashable

Uber has announced the first international city its flying taxis one day might be buzzing over. The Australian city of Melbourne will join Los Angeles and Dallas as the third official pilot city for Uber Air, the rideshare company’s ambitious project to trans… more…

Elon Musk says Tesla pickup will look like it 'came out of a sci-fi movie'
Mashable

Tesla had its yearly shareholder meeting on Tuesday and Elon Musk had a lot to say. He talked about media coverage of the company (he wasn't too happy about it), the possibility of Tesla getting into the mining business (not boring, mining) to get rare materi… more…

Travel Photo Contest 2019: Greenland scene wins top prize
BBC News

An atmospheric picture of figures in a frosty west Greenland village has taken first prize. more…

Atop Manhattan skyscraper, investigators probe deadly helicopter crash
Reuters

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) were sifting through the wreckage of a helicopter atop a Manhattan skyscraper on Tuesday as they sought to determine why the aircraft crashed on the roof a day earlier, killing the pilot. more…

Underlying U.S. producer inflation pushing higher
Reuters

U.S. producer prices increased solidly for a second straight month in May, boosted by a surge in the cost of hotel accommodation and gains in a range of other services, pointing to a steady pickup in underlying inflation pressures. more…

Lyft under fire for reportedly not providing rides to people in wheelchairs - CNET
Cnet.com

On top of that, the rise of ride-hailing and the decline of the taxi business has led to fewer wheelchair-accessible vehicles. more…

Cleveland Area Rattled By 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake
Npr.org

Nearly 9,000 Ohio residents reported feeling tremors because of an earthquake centered under Lake Erie. Since 1823, the northeastern Ohio seismic zone has had "moderately frequent earthquakes." more…

Amazon has been put on notice after FedEx ended its Express contract (AMZN, FDX)
Business Insider

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Transportation & Logistics Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. FedEx will no longer provide US domestic express sh… more…