June 23, 2019, 7am PDT
A state bill would force gig companies to treat workers fairly and would stanch the flow of subsidies that keep customer costs artificially low.
April 29, 2019, 6am PDT
The goal of transportation networks should be to provide integrated and efficient services, which requires looking beyond particular modes.
October 11, 2018, 8am PDT
Anthony Foxx, former Secretary of Transportation under President Obama, has accepted a job at Lyft. In a post, he discusses why.
May 4, 2018, 12pm PDT
Sacramento Regional Transit's SmaRT Ride service is an on-demand public option to compete with Uber and Lyft.
March 25, 2018, 11am PDT
In the wake of a high-profile (and fatal) accident involving an autonomous Uber car, the safety debate is trending. But the broader economic picture still points to a future of shared driverless rides.
November 11, 2017, 9am PST
The ride-sharing company produces a terrific illustration of how bad Bangkok traffic can be, but not how Uber would help.
April 30, 2017, 9am PDT
Zak Accuardi argues that while mobility services can enhance transit, only walkability can solve the "first and last mile" problem.
March 30, 2017, 10am PDT
In short, transit wasn't really there. When transportation network services went down, people felt stranded. Transit friendliness can go a long way.
March 24, 2017, 8am PDT
In medium-sized cities and suburban areas, it's simply easier to drive your own car in most cases. But shared rides might still have a chance to catch on.
December 6, 2016, 5am PST
As autonomous vehicles prepare to disrupt transportation systems, Ford Motors President & CEO Mark Fields, L.A Chief Sustainability Officer Matt Petersen, and rideshare company Chariot co-founder Ali Vahabzadeh opine on tomorrow's mobility ecosystem.
December 1, 2016, 11am PST
The companies' agreement with Governor Charlie Baker's administration requires a state-run check in addition to the usual check through an independent contractor. Fingerprinting, however, will not be required.
October 19, 2016, 10am PDT
The train ride from Summit, New Jersey to Penn Station takes 45 minutes. The real problem: getting to the train. By subsidizing Uber rides to and from the local station, the town hopes to avoid building another expensive parking lot.
September 7, 2016, 8am PDT
The service would operate through Waze, and take a different approach than Uber or Lyft.
June 22, 2016, 12pm PDT
Hate it or love it, Uber has changed the transportation game across this country. To boost ridership and change its public image, transit should consider taking some cues from the rideshare giant.
May 25, 2016, 11am PDT
In the spirit of civic self-congratulation, Austin resident Richard Parker writes about how the transportation network company giants canceled service after losing a referendum vote. He ascribes this victory to the city's enduring contrarian streak.
April 30, 2016, 1pm PDT
Change is afoot for transportation around destinations like Southwest Florida. Are cities like Tampa still planning too much for the old rental car model, and not for a future of transportation network companies, carsharing, and self-driving cars?
February 1, 2016, 10am PST
The most popular social media site in the world is the latest entry in the quickly evolving world of mobility applications after filing a patent to for technology that would connect carpoolers.
November 17, 2015, 10am PST
The University of California, Berkeley and NRDC will team-up to verify whether Uber and Lyft reduce car ownership and are thus good for the environment. Such data already exists for a sister form of shared mobility: car-share.
September 14, 2015, 7am PDT
As companies like Uber, Lyft, and Bridj expand to small scale transit options, they are setting the stage for a new kind of small scale transit oriented development where the new station is the sidewalk.
August 31, 2015, 7am PDT
Facing tough competition from Uber, New York City's neighborhood car service providers are using apps to retain clientele. The jury's still out on whether adaptation will help them stay in business.