Pandemic Spurs New Ways to Buy and Sell Cars Digitally

CHICAGO, July 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cars.com (NYSE: CARS), a leading digital automotive marketplace and solutions provider, shares its latest data identifying six trends for the second half of 2020. The pandemic has served as an accelerant for automotive, igniting the rapid digital transformation of the industry. Cars.com believes the digital shift will advance the industry and change car buying and selling for the better.

“The current climate drove dealerships across the country to quickly adapt to meet the changing needs of American car buyers,” said Alex Vetter, president and CEO of Cars.com Inc. “It has been incredible to witness an industry as large and established as automotive respond with new technology and adopt new processes to ensure a safe and frictionless car-buying experience. As the pandemic continues into the second half of 2020, more people will turn to car ownership to safely get around while social distancing. And I

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Police say 2 ATV riders die after collision with vehicle

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STARKSBORO, Vt. (AP) — Two people are dead after the ATV they were riding was hit by a truck on Route 116 in Starksboro, state police said.

The crash was reported just before 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Police say an ATV driven by Tracy Bedell, 21, was headed west on Freedom Acres when it entered the northbound lane of Route 116 and was hit by a northbound vehicle that was unable to stop.


Bedell and a passenger on the ATV, Robert Lowell, 18, of Huntington, were taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington where they were pronounced dead.

The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries. He was later charged with driving under the influence, drugs.

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On 07/31/2020 at approximately 2218 hours, the Vermont State Police received a report of a motor vehicle crash with serious injuries

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Pandemic complicates cities’ transportation planning

Even before the pandemic struck, public transit agencies in major U.S. cities suffered from declining ridership. In many cases, COVID-19 has exacerbated those losses.

How to stem them in the short term and calibrate public transit’s role as technology advances are two questions at the forefront for transportation planners as they prepare for a wave of new mobility trends.

“I was talking to the CEO of the Ann Arbor transportation authority yesterday, and I asked him, ‘How’s ridership?’ ” said Paul Ajegba, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, during a Zoom presentation Wednesday at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars. “He said, ‘Terrible.’ So we need to build public confidence back to let them know it’s still a safe mode.”

Municipal authorities are grappling with their role in the future transportation ecosystem and with which technologies and transport options to adopt. The coronavirus’s impact has been apparent

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