Taxis

October 16, 2016, 5am PDT
Gabe Klein thinks a proposed ban on self-driving cars in Chicago is shortsighted.
Chi.Streetsblog
October 15, 2016, 9am PDT
In an unprecedented ruling in New York, the state Department of Labor deemed two Uber drivers employees of the company.
Crain's New York Business
August 22, 2016, 6am PDT
A new levy on transportation networking companies in Massachusetts will raise funds to help level the playing field for taxi businesses.
Business Insider
July 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Bay Area provides a case study of the effect of transportation network companies on ground transportation to and from airports.
The San Jose Mercury News
December 23, 2015, 2pm PST
Researchers found a small uptick in Manhattan traffic during rush hour, as Uber gains more riders from 4 to 7 p.m. than taxis lose. Uber also holds general sway over the other boroughs when it comes to for-hire vehicles.
FiveThirtyEight
August 17, 2015, 5am PDT
Stakeholders are hoping that the 93 million car-for-hire trip records will better inform a heated debate in NYC.
FiveThirtyEight
June 18, 2015, 8am PDT
A June 16 vote by the San Francisco MTA to improve safety will allow taxis, along with bicycles and Muni buses, but not ride-hailing services to make turns onto the downtown's main thoroughfare, Market Street, has upset San Francisco-based Uber.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 20, 2015, 11am PDT
Instead of imposing regulations on transportation network companies, Long Beach went a different way: the city eased regulations on taxi companies.
Los Angeles Times
March 26, 2015, 11am PDT
In the old days, every taxi driver in New York City was required to prove at least a basic working knowledge of the city's streets and landmarks. A new licensing exam does away with geography, assuming that taxis will rely on GPS.
New York Times
March 20, 2015, 2pm PDT
Looking for evidence of the new world order? Here's some from New York City: Uber cars now outnumber yellow-cabs.
New York Post
November 12, 2014, 2pm PST
The Ridescore system grades cities for their regulatory friendliness to hired drivers—transportation network companies, taxis, and limos. Washington D.C. offers the most friendly regulations for hired drivers, Las Vegas the least.
R Street Institute Press Release
November 1, 2014, 11am PDT
An app that compares fares across transportation network company platforms reveals several lessons about the state of competition in this new transportation frontier.
Architect This City
March 13, 2014, 1pm PDT
MIT’s Senseable City Lab produced a beautiful visualization of every taxi ride taken in New York City in 2011. More valuable than the pretty pictures, however, are the insights the data provide about creating a more efficient transportation system.
Atlantic Cities
October 30, 2012, 10am PDT
Though fewer in number, taxis had no competition with subways, buses, and commuter rail all shut down in advance of the Monday night storm. Matt Flegenheimer continues his update on how Hurricane Sandy affected pubic transit and roads in New York.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
September 28, 2011, 5am PDT
GPS data from over 30,000 Beijing cabs have provided researchers at Microsoft Research Asia glimpses into underlying causes of congestion in the city. Typically, the culprit is missing or flawed connections.
Technology Review
June 11, 2011, 11am PDT
Data on taxi pick-up and drop-off points can be a useful tool to better understand urban mobility, and how taxis can function as an aspect of public transportation, according to this post.
Urbanophile
January 29, 2011, 5am PST
Do you know the difference between taxis and livery cars? This op-ed by a taxi driver/author explains the difference. It is timely because Mayor Bloomberg will propose a rule that will make the two more similar, and (yellow) cab drivers oppose it.
The New York Times - Opinion
January 3, 2011, 5am PST
The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission solicited proposals for a more fuel efficient vehicle that could serve as New York taxis. Three finalists have been chosen.
AutoBlogGreen
November 16, 2010, 10am PST
Cities in the C40 climate leadership group from across the globe are looking into improving taxi services, citing them as key to mobility in urban centers.
TheCityFix
April 8, 2010, 10am PDT
New York City has GPS data from tens of thousands of taxis and is beginning to mine that information to improve its streets. We talked to some transportation experts for their ideas on how to use it.
Streetsblog