Ride-Hailing Companies

Gaslamp Quarter

SANDAG Plan Retreats on Road Usage Charge, Proposes Other New Taxes

In response to conservative opposition to a proposed road user charge, San Diego's regional planning agency is proposing other revenue sources including a tax on ride-hailing and three sales tax increases.

December 27, 2021 - Voice of San Diego

New York City

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.

June 15, 2021 - Curbed

Transportation Network Companies

Report: Ride-Hailing Drastically Increases Vehicle Miles Traveled

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.

January 26, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Self-Driving Cars

Ride-Hailing Industry Induces Car Ownership, Research Says

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.

January 11, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Uber App

The Price of an Uber Ride to Increase in Seattle Jan. 1—to the Benefit of Drivers

A new law setting a minimum wage for Uber drivers takes effect in the New Year.

December 31, 2020 - The Seattle Times

Uber Autonomous Vehicle

Uber Bails on Autonomous Vehicles

One of the highest-profile, and most legally fraught, efforts to beat the competition into the autonomous vehicles market is now defunct.

December 8, 2020 - The New York Times

Transportation Network Companies

California Voters Chose Uber Over Employment Law—What it Means for the U.S.

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.

November 10, 2020 - The Washington Post

Autonomous Vehicles

Waymo One Now Offering Fully Autonomous Rides to the General Public

Is this the "Kitty Hawk moment" driverless car companies have been seeking?

October 9, 2020 - Waymo

Chicago

New Research Connects Land Use to Ride-Hailing Trips

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.

September 16, 2020 - Science Direct

Uber Car

Ride-Hailing Services Shutdown in California Averted

Uber and Lyft were set to cease operations in California, but an appeals court has granted them a reprieve and the controversy continues.

August 24, 2020 - The New York Times

Mobility

Mobility-as-a-Service Still Searching for a Market Foothold

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.

August 13, 2020 - Bloomberg CityLab

Coronavirus and Transportation

Ride-Hailing Companies Have Yet to Recover

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.

August 11, 2020 - The Washington Post

Public Health

COVID-19 Impacts on the Future of Transportation

MoveLA's Denny Zane and Gloria Ohland assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on public transit.

April 15, 2020 - The Planning Report

Transportation Network Companies

Lyft, Uber Suspend Shared Rides

Ride-hailing companies are responding to the coronavirus pandemic with actions that can protect both drivers and riders.

March 17, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Electric Scooters

Parking Study: Scooter Scofflaws Far Outnumbered by Car Scofflaws

The worst offenders of parking violations on the streets today aren't scooters—they're food delivery and ride-hailing drivers.

March 5, 2020 - Cornell Chronicle

London Ride Hailing

Ride-Hailing Companies Greatly Increase Pollution, Study Says

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.

February 26, 2020 - The Verge

Toronto Uber

The Final Major Holdout in North America Finally Welcomes Uber and Lyft

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.

January 26, 2020 - Quartz

Uber CEO

Travis Kalanick, Uber's Controversial Founder, Finally Leaves the Company

The announcement finally severs the ties between the ride-hailing company and its founder and former CEO.

December 25, 2019 - Uber Investor

Ben Carson

The Decade in Urban Planning

A look back at the biggest stories and themes from the world of urban planning in the decade that was the 2010s.

December 16, 2019 - James Brasuell

Helicopters

Noise Complaints Spike in Brooklyn After Uber Launches Helicopter Service to JFK

One person's ticket out of traffic and transit is another person's recurring headache.

December 13, 2019 - New York Post

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