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Ride-Hailing Companies

January 26, 2021, 9am PST
New research published in Transport Policy finds that ride-hailing companies increase vehicle miles traveled of users by 97 percent in Chicago, 114 percent in New York City, and 118 percent in San Francisco.
Streetsblog USA
January 11, 2021, 5am PST
New research from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University finds that instead of setting people free from cars, more people are buying and using cars than ever before.
Streetsblog USA
December 31, 2020, 10am PST
A new law setting a minimum wage for Uber drivers takes effect in the New Year.
The Seattle Times
December 8, 2020, 7am PST
One of the highest-profile, and most legally fraught, efforts to beat the competition into the autonomous vehicles market is now defunct.
The New York Times
November 10, 2020, 12pm PST
After the most expensive initiative campaign in California history, California voters approved Proposition 22 by a wide margin. The consequences of the vote could go national.
The Washington Post
October 9, 2020, 7am PDT
Is this the "Kitty Hawk moment" driverless car companies have been seeking?
Waymo
September 16, 2020, 8am PDT
Many of the places in Chicago generating the most ride-hailing trips with services like Uber and Lyft are accessible by transit, according to new research.
Science Direct
August 24, 2020, 10am PDT
Uber and Lyft were set to cease operations in California, but an appeals court has granted them a reprieve and the controversy continues.
The New York Times
August 13, 2020, 12pm PDT
Policymakers and venture capital firms love the idea of Mobility-as-a-Service. The public hasn't proven as receptive, despite the willingness to download apps by the millions.
Bloomberg CityLab
August 11, 2020, 6am PDT
While public transit tends to make the most headlines for coronavirus-damaged ridership numbers, ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft aren't exactly raking in new customers.
The Washington Post
April 15, 2020, 10am PDT
MoveLA's Denny Zane and Gloria Ohland assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on public transit.
The Planning Report
March 17, 2020, 11am PDT
Ride-hailing companies are responding to the coronavirus pandemic with actions that can protect both drivers and riders.
Smart Cities Dive
March 5, 2020, 10am PST
The worst offenders of parking violations on the streets today aren't scooters—they're food delivery and ride-hailing drivers.
Cornell Chronicle
February 26, 2020, 5am PST
The reality of ride hailing has fallen well short of the wishful thinking about reduced congestion and reduced pollution that defined the early days of Uber and Lyft.
The Verge
January 26, 2020, 11am PST
After a brief appearance in 2012, ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft had yet to touch down in Vancouver, British Columbia. That changed on January 24.
Quartz
December 25, 2019, 1pm PST
The announcement finally severs the ties between the ride-hailing company and its founder and former CEO.
Uber Investor
Feature
December 16, 2019, 8am PST
A look back at the biggest stories and themes from the world of urban planning in the decade that was the 2010s.
James Brasuell
December 13, 2019, 5am PST
One person's ticket out of traffic and transit is another person's recurring headache.
New York Post
December 10, 2019, 7am PST
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