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Ride-Hailing Companies

Yesterday
One person's ticket out of traffic and transit is another person's recurring headache.
New York Post
4 days ago
Waymo, like Google a company of Alphabet Inc., has been offering self-driving ride-hailing service to the public for a year, providing 100,000 rides in the Phoenix area in the process.
Smart Cities Dive
December 2, 2019, 11am PST
A new 57-cent tax will help fund affordable housing and a few transportation programs in Seattle.
The Seattle Times
November 22, 2019, 2pm PST
A news study raises questions about the public health effects of the widespread availability of a ride enabled by companies like Uber and Lyft—while it's easier to avoid drunk driving, it's also easier to drink.
The Economist
November 21, 2019, 8am PST
Uber wants to launch a program in the United States soon that would allow users to consent to an audio recording of their ride.
The Washington Post
November 11, 2019, 9am PST
Few planning projects in recent weeks have attracted such scrutiny as the LAX-It ride-hailing pickup area at Los Angeles International Airport.
Los Angeles Times
November 6, 2019, 8am PST
A new report looks at how the increase of ride-hailing in Chicago is affecting infrastructure and mobility.
Streetsblog Chicago
October 31, 2019, 8am PDT
The central terminal area at Los Angeles International Airport experienced a sudden onset of calm this Tuesday—the nearby LAX-it waiting area for ride-hailing pick-ups and drop-offs, not so much.
Los Angeles Times
October 26, 2019, 7am PDT
A new book traces the path of the influential mobility company from its earliest days and through its many organizational and leadership ups and downs.
CityLab
October 11, 2019, 12pm PDT
Similar to microtransit on demand programs in other cities, Los Angeles' ongoing experiment is proving to be very expensive (for the public) for the benefit of very few riders.
Streetsblog LA
October 7, 2019, 10am PDT
Automobile traffic to LAX has increased by half in the last decade, and congestion has passed a tipping point.
Los Angeles Times
October 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
Anyone with the Uber app, proximity to Lower Manhattan, and cash to spare can take a helicopter ride to JFK.
Reuters
September 19, 2019, 8am PDT
Seattle would join cities like New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. in taxing rides with companies like Uber and Lyft. Seattle would use some of that revenue to fund affordable housing projects.
Crosscut
September 11, 2019, 6am PDT
The latest mobility survey conducted by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has some bad news about congestion and travel times.
Curbed New York
August 28, 2019, 10am PDT
A ride-hailing company that lost $5.2 billion in one quarter wants to launch a flying taxi service. According to this op-ed, cities should concentrate on expanding existing public transit systems instead of wasting time and money on pipe dreams.
Streetsblog USA
August 20, 2019, 8am PDT
It's not your imagination. Surface traffic at airports is worse than ever, according to this article, because of ride-hailing companies.
The New York Times
August 14, 2019, 5am PDT
The prosecution rests.
Streetsblog USA
August 8, 2019, 7am PDT
New data from Fehr & Peers shows services like Uber and Lyft account for a larger share of the total traffic than previously thought, especially in city centers.
CityLab
August 2, 2019, 8am PDT
By paying 1,400 employees up to $60 a day, an employer could pay more than $80,000 a day to lessen the number of cars parked at the office.
The Oregonian
July 30, 2019, 7am PDT
The massive layoffs represent one-third of Uber's global marketing team.
Quartz