Archer Aviation, the electrical airplane start-up that recently announced a deal to go public through a merger with a blank-check company, plans to launch a network of its urban air taxis in Los Angeles by 2024. The announcement comes 2 months after the development of the Urban Air Movement Partnership, a 1 year effort between Los […] The statement comes 2 months after the development of the Urban Air Mobility Partnership, an one-year initiative in between Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office, the Los Angeles Department of Transport and Urban Motion Labs to develop a plan for how to integrate urban aircraft into existing transport networks and land use policies. Urban Movement Labs, launched in November 2019, is a public-private partnership involving regional federal government and business to establish, test and release transportation technologies. Urban Motion Labs and the city of Los Angeles are working on the design and access of “vertiports,” where individuals can go to fly on an “metropolitan air movement” airplane. Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.
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