How One Ride-Hailing Company Is Encouraging a Shift to Micromobility
A small change in the design of ride-hailing apps can make users more likely to choose walking or biking for short trips.
Uber and Lyft: A Tale of Two Companies
After years of resisting efforts by cities to regulate their business and constant—but unprofitable—growth, Uber and Lyft are homing in on their unique strengths.
California Judge Renders Gig Worker Law Unenforceable
A judge ruled against California's Proposition 22, which let ride-hailing and delivery businesses classify workers as independent contractors and discouraged unionization efforts.
Study: Ride-Sharing Increases Urban Congestion
New research shows that ride sharing contributes to increased congestion and decreased transit ridership.
The Post-Pandemic Future of Rideshare
With pooled services suspended through the pandemic and research showing most users prefer private rides, will shared rides continue to play a role in urban transportation?
Uber App Feature Integrates Transit and Ridesharing
Uber’s "Make My Train" app feature lets riders better plan journeys across modes.
A New Transportation Vision for Texas Not Focused on Cars?
Governor Greg Abbott recently described a possible shift in state transportation infrastructure priorities—one that doesn’t involve funding road projects.
Curbside Management to Tame Roadway Chaos
A pilot program in Columbus, Ohio, will help bring order to the city’s curbside space, a response to a mobility network that has become more complicated and crowded.
Uber's Complicated Story
Since its founding a decade ago, Uber has reshaped the world through a trajectory of highs and lows.
Shared Mobility Subsidies Dry Up, Revealing the Industry’s Economic Realities
Companies are looking to generate profits, but customers have come to expect low-cost, subsidized travel and raising prices will prove challenging.
Via Rideshare Service Expands in Chicago
The company hopes that a broader service area and discounted rides will help people better access transit services.
Uber Tests Subscription Bundling of its Services
Uber is selling a package that includes its delivery service, bikes, scooters, and a discount on ride hailing for one price.
Fewer People Parking at Denver Airport, While Ride Hailing and Rail Numbers Are on the Rise
More people are using the A-Line, Uber, and Lyft to travel to and from Denver International Airport (DIA). With parking numbers down, DIA has scrapped plans for two new parking garages.
Uber Says Denver Transit Riders Are Buying Tickets Through Its App
Denver travelers can now access transit schedules and purchase tickets through the Uber app. Uber says increased ticket sales show that integrating rideshare and transit makes sense.
Opinion: California Needs to Close Gig Economy Loopholes
A state bill would force gig companies to treat workers fairly and would stanch the flow of subsidies that keep customer costs artificially low.
Congestion Pricing to Balance Out Mobility Systems
The goal of transportation networks should be to provide integrated and efficient services, which requires looking beyond particular modes.
Former Transportation Secretary Joins Lyft, Explains Why
Anthony Foxx, former Secretary of Transportation under President Obama, has accepted a job at Lyft. In a post, he discusses why.
Sacramento Debuts On-Demand Transit Service
Sacramento Regional Transit's SmaRT Ride service is an on-demand public option to compete with Uber and Lyft.
Self-Driving Cars' Most Likely Future: Shared 'Robotaxis'
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.
Uber's Accidental Argument Against Itself
The ride-sharing company produces a terrific illustration of how bad Bangkok traffic can be, but not how Uber would help.
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