August 25, 2018, 11am PDT
Even after factoring in insurance, parking, depreciation, fuel, repair, maintenance and licensing, urban dwellers would pay half the costs to travel, on average, nearly 11,000 miles annually in their own new car rather than relying on ride-hailing.
July 29, 2018, 9am PDT
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.
February 7, 2018, 11am PST
While evidence mounts that Uber and Lyft are stealing rides from public transit, there's still a chance for ride-hailing apps to do more to help than hurt congestion. The key: using ride-hailing apps to carpool.
November 27, 2017, 8am PST
The Federal Transit Administration has offered the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority a $1.35 million grant to partner with ridesharing app Via on first-last mile solutions.
May 5, 2017, 10am PDT
Bridj's bet that it could, well, bridge ride-hailing and public transit didn't pay off. Lacking new investment, the company is shutting down.
March 26, 2017, 11am PDT
Ride hailing apps have changed the way people travel. Though public transit may lose ridership to these services, transit should also learn from technological advancements and use those insights to improve transit service.
February 1, 2017, 1pm PST
Two studies bear out the idea that Black people face continued discrimination in transportation. They drive cautiously to avoid discriminatory traffic enforcement, and they're less likely to get picked up by rideshare.
August 12, 2016, 8am PDT
A recent op-ed posted here warned against new transportation technologies and instead encouraged cities to invest in public transit and walkable communities. However, transportation network companies claim to have increased transportation equity.
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.
December 23, 2015, 2pm PST
Researchers found a small uptick in Manhattan traffic during rush hour, as Uber gains more riders from 4 to 7 p.m. than taxis lose. Uber also holds general sway over the other boroughs when it comes to for-hire vehicles.
November 20, 2015, 12pm PST
An op-ed appeals to a customer base that doesn't understand the ways in which "sharing economy" companies resemble Wal-Mart.
May 30, 2015, 7am PDT
According to a Deloitte report, St. Louis commuters could save upwards of $220 million a year, with an additional $493 million in regional road construction savings. All the city needs to do is lift restrictions on rideshare.
St. Louis Business Journal
May 21, 2015, 5am PDT
A new Deloitte report evaluates ways that new technologies and mobility services help reduce the need to own and use private automobiles. Helsinki's audacious goal: By 2025, no city resident will need to own a private car.
February 25, 2015, 9am PST
City residents don't need a car if they have good travel options. One condominium offers buyers one year of unlimited Uber rides instead of a parking space.
September 4, 2014, 11am PDT
Gabe Klein discusses some of the merits and challenges of forging private-public partnerships between disruptive companies and government entities.
August 7, 2014, 5am PDT
A new tier of service for Lyft launched today, allowing customers traveling in the same direction to share a ride. The new product follows a similar release earlier this week by Uber.
February 2, 2012, 8am PST
According to the Ridesharing Institute, filling out cars with more passengers may be the cheapest, simplest way to ease congestion, reports Emily Badger. However novel strategies must be introduced to overcome the broad decline in carpooling.