Cruise Suspends Driverless Operations, Waymo Pushes Ahead
While Cruise is pausing all of its autonomous services in a bid to “regain public trust,” Waymo, via Uber, will begin offering autonomous rides in Phoenix.
Uber Sees Record Ridership, Finally Posts a Profit
The ride-hailing giant posted an operating profit for the first time in its history, thanks largely in part to its successful food delivery business.
Shared Mobility Starts to Reach Critical Mass
The growing popularity of shared mobility modes, many small and highly efficient, could soon begin having a significant impact on urban transportation patterns.
The Slow Death of Ride Sharing
From the beginning, TNCs like Lyft and Uber touted shared rides as their key product. Now, Lyft is ending the practice.
Study: More Affordable Ride-Hailing Can Fill Mobility Gaps for Low-Income Households
Many low- and moderate-income Americans use ride-hailing services to reach essential destinations, but few find the services affordable.
Ride-Hailing Prices Skyrocket as the U.S. Emerges From the Pandemic
A shortage of drivers and spiking demand are driving Uber and Lyft prices higher than ever as the companies struggle to achieve profitability.
The Post-Pandemic Future of Rideshare
With pooled services suspended through the pandemic and research showing most users prefer private rides, will shared rides continue to play a role in urban transportation?
Uber Tests Subscription Bundling of its Services
Uber is selling a package that includes its delivery service, bikes, scooters, and a discount on ride hailing for one price.
Fewer People Parking at Denver Airport, While Ride Hailing and Rail Numbers Are on the Rise
More people are using the A-Line, Uber, and Lyft to travel to and from Denver International Airport (DIA). With parking numbers down, DIA has scrapped plans for two new parking garages.
Toronto Uber Drivers Join Union
In an attempt to collectively bargain with their employer, Uber drivers in Canada have joined one of the country’s largest union groups.
Bike Share Could Help Increase Transit Ridership
Transit ridership is dropping, but a closer look at causes points to the role bike share could play in making transit a better option.
Shared Mobility for Those Who Need a Little Extra Help
A new service in St. Paul and Minneapolis will assist riders at both ends of their rides.
New Report on San Francisco Transportation Trends: Driving on the Rise
The city is seeing more transit use and biking, but driving and congestion are also on the rise.
The Percent of Americans Using Ride Hailing Services is Going Up…Fast
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.
Beat Tries to Top Uber in Mexico City with Focus on Safety
Ride-hailing company Beat hopes its dedicated safety team and linked accounts service will make its service attractive to women in Mexico’s capital.
Transportation 2019—Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Some thoughts on what we might have learned in 2018 and what it might mean going forward.
No Consensus on How to Address Declining D.C. Metro Ridership
A decrease in ridership is not disputed. However, ideas about the best solutions for turning things around abound.
Study Finds UberPOOL Adds to City Traffic by Competing with the Subway
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.
Lyft to Buy Motivate, One of America's Largest Bike Share Providers
Motivate operates Ford Gobike in the Bay Area, Citi Bike in New York and Divvy in Chicago among other bike share fleets.
Flixbus Ready for Inter-City Service in the USA
Flixbus is launching in Los Angeles, aiming for the kind of fast success they've had in Europe where they quickly became the continent’s largest bus provider after being founded in 2013.
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