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Lime Scooters

Doing Urban Mobility Pilot Programs the Right Way

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Transportation Network Companies

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.

July 29, 2018 - The Washington Post

CTA Buses

More Bus Service Translates to More Bus Riders

A new study finds that bus service determines bus ridership.

June 9, 2018 - CityLab

Intercity Bus

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.

May 21, 2018 - Quartz

Chicago Winter

DUI Arrests in Chicago Continue to Decline. Did Ride Hailing Do That?

Some credit a drop in DUI arrests in the city of Chicago to drunks using ride hailing services.

April 26, 2018 - Streetsblog

Montreal Transit

How Can the U.S. Grow Transit Ridership? Start by Looking North

"Canada looks a lot like much of the US, in terms of economic types, city sizes and ages, development patterns," Jarret Walker says. So why can't Americans keep pace with Canadian public transit?

April 22, 2018 - Human Transit

Bus Upholstery

Lyft to Take Phoenix Bus Riders Home from Bus Stops

Phoenix voters approved the city's Transportation 2050 plan, a package which includes more frequent bus service, road improvements, eventual light rail service and subsidizes Lyft rides: Lyft for public transit riders going to or coming from a stop.

November 7, 2017 - Smart Cities Dive

CTA Stop

Major Ride Share Companies Accused of Taking Advantage of CTA Fatality

An apparent suicide stopped trains Tuesday morning at the Fullerton stop, which serves as a hub for Chicago's North Side transit. Prices for a ride from the area to downtown via Lyft reached triple digits.

August 17, 2017 - DNA Info

Transportation Network Company

Uber Hoping to Mend Relationship with Drivers by Offering Equity, Tips

Uber drivers may be offered equity in the company if a company plan goes through.

July 18, 2017 - Business Insider


New Index Ranks Cities by their Transportation Apps

In some cities, it can feel like a new era of transportation—with new options like real-time bus arrival data, on-demand cars-for-hire, and more, all available through a smart phone. Which cities are out in front of the new world?

February 7, 2015 - Frontier Group

Uber Expands to Lower-Density Florida Coastline Despite Controversies

The popular ride share service Uber launched service in Brevard County, Florida last week, a sign that the company is not putting the brakes on growth while it confronts difficult issues.

December 16, 2014 - Florida Today

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