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Recent news has revealed some cracks in the pavement below the speedy wheels of electric scooter share.
February 20, 2019, 12pm PST
Lyft will add electric vehicles to its rental fleet and offer riders the option to request hybrid and electric vehicles.
February 6, 2019, 10am PST
Ride-hailing companies have yet to deliver on many of the transportation system improvements that they, and their supporters, have been promising. Streetsblog USA provides a scathing critique of the consequences of widespread ride-hailing.
February 4, 2019, 1pm PST
Linking Uber and transit is an attempt to bridge the first-and-last-mile issue for Denver users.
January 23, 2019, 10am PST
The most damning evidence yet of how ride hailing is making urban transportation less efficient, not more.
January 14, 2019, 7am PST
in 2015, 28% of 18-29 year-olds said they had used Lyft or Uber. In 2018, that number jumped to 51% according to a Pew Research study.
November 6, 2018, 9am PST
After a court battle, the two big transportation network companies finally released trip data, revealing rapid growth and a concentration of rides in the city's most congested areas.
October 11, 2018, 8am PDT
Anthony Foxx, former Secretary of Transportation under President Obama, has accepted a job at Lyft. In a post, he discusses why.
October 10, 2018, 8am PDT
In cities around the country, Lyft is launching green, multimodal initiatives aimed at providing "all of the above" transportation options.
October 1, 2018, 7am PDT
A new initiative will provide access to the city’s shared mobility services to get commuters to find alternatives to driving alone.
September 11, 2018, 1pm PDT
The six-month pilot will offer discounts on Lyft rides that begin or end at a bikeshare station.
August 25, 2018, 11am PDT
Even after factoring in insurance, parking, depreciation, fuel, repair, maintenance and licensing, urban dwellers would pay half the costs to travel, on average, nearly 11,000 miles annually in their own new car rather than relying on ride-hailing.
August 21, 2018, 7am PDT
After New York City approved a similar law earlier in Agust, two Chicago alderman have proposed a law that would limit the number of vehicles operating for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft.
August 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
While transit systems are losing riders to Uber and Lyft, the sometimes competitors have also found ways to cooperate.
August 16, 2018, 2pm PDT
Bird and Lime launched their "Day Without A Scooter" protest this week.
August 13, 2018, 8am PDT
Essentially, Uber and Lyft chose a tax on rides instead of a gross-receipts tax.
August 7, 2018, 5am PDT
Uber (and Lyft, of course) drivers and taxi drivers hope a cap on the number of ride-hailing vehicles would improve wages and reduce congestion.
August 1, 2018, 10am PDT
The transportation network company Lyft is pushing residents in the city of Chicago to experiment with a carless lifestyle.
July 30, 2018, 8am PDT
To support the taxi industry and reduce congestion, the New York City Council could cap the number of ride-hailing vehicles operating in the city. The cap could be a first major step toward a new era of transportation regulation.
July 29, 2018, 9am PDT
Past studies have shown how ride hailing services have added to congestion. A new study by Bruce Schaller suggests that even ride shares add to traffic, because they pull riders off of more efficient transit options like public transit.