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When New York City's transportation commissioner returned from a recent trip to California, she seemed downright jealous. There were electric scooters in Oakland. New train lines in Los Angeles. Self-driving cars in the Bay Area. She tried them all.
''It is an incredibly exciting time to be in urban transportation,'' the commissioner, Polly Trottenberg, told a breakfast gathering of powerful New Yorkers, p...