Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of Shifting Gears, Business Insider's rundown of everything that happened in transportation during the week.

The team had no shortage of captivating scoops, interviews, and other stories this week. In South Texas, there's a fight set between longtime homeowners and Elon Musk's plan for a Mars exploration base. And in California, more than 100 truckers lost their jobs as yet another freight company went belly up.

In mobility land, we chatted with the founder of Spin a scooter startup owned by Ford about his employees' unionization vote, missed targets, and elusive profits that have yet to materialize for anyone in the industry.

As always, let me know what we missed at grapier@businessinsider.com . If you're not already subscribed to this email roundup, you can do so here .

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