Margaret J. Krauss
Margaret J. Krauss is WESA's development and transportation reporter. She previously worked for Keystone Crossroads, a statewide reporting initiative that covers problems facing Pennsylvania's cities and possible solutions. Before joining Keystone Crossroads, Margaret produced a 48-part radio series about Pittsburgh's lesser-known history, biking 2,000 miles around the region to do so.
Urban planners say cities must make it possible to return to the streets and shop without losing the safety of physical distancing.
Autonomous vehicles have gotten pretty good at detecting other cars and pedestrians. But "seeing" bikes and predicting what they'll do is still a challenge. The answer may lie in bikes themselves.
Without federal intervention, retired coal miners could lose their health care and pensions at the end of April. That would devastate the miners, and their communities.