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Transportation Network Companies

March 17, 2020, 11am PDT
Ride-hailing companies are responding to the coronavirus pandemic with actions that can protect both drivers and riders.
Smart Cities Dive
February 26, 2020, 5am PST
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.
The Verge
February 16, 2020, 5am PST
The National Cooperative Highway Research Program has released a report that looks at the effects of new transportation-related technologies on public agencies .
TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program
January 26, 2020, 11am PST
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.
Quartz
December 10, 2019, 7am PST
Waymo, like Google a company of Alphabet Inc., has been offering self-driving ride-hailing service to the public for a year, providing 100,000 rides in the Phoenix area in the process.
Smart Cities Dive
November 22, 2019, 2pm PST
A news study raises questions about the public health effects of the widespread availability of a ride enabled by companies like Uber and Lyft—while it's easier to avoid drunk driving, it's also easier to drink.
The Economist
October 26, 2019, 7am PDT
A new book traces the path of the influential mobility company from its earliest days and through its many organizational and leadership ups and downs.
CityLab
September 19, 2019, 8am PDT
Seattle would join cities like New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. in taxing rides with companies like Uber and Lyft. Seattle would use some of that revenue to fund affordable housing projects.
Crosscut
September 11, 2019, 6am PDT
The latest mobility survey conducted by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has some bad news about congestion and travel times.
Curbed New York
August 14, 2019, 5am PDT
The prosecution rests.
Streetsblog USA
August 8, 2019, 7am PDT
New data from Fehr & Peers shows services like Uber and Lyft account for a larger share of the total traffic than previously thought, especially in city centers.
CityLab
August 6, 2019, 5am PDT
An innovative pilot project is under way in Washington, D.C., which is pursuing radical steps to rethink the use of on-street curb spaces in an era of transformative transportation technology.
The Washington Post
July 30, 2019, 7am PDT
The massive layoffs represent one-third of Uber's global marketing team.
Quartz
July 11, 2019, 2pm PDT
Uber is the most popular ride-hailing company, but Lyft is gaining ground, especially in specific regions around the United States.
Second Measure
June 27, 2019, 7am PDT
Washington, D.C. continues its leadership in the management of curb space as transportation modes change. First, the District experimented with curb areas for ride-hailing companies; now the focus shifts to app-based delivery services.
Smart Cities Dive
June 10, 2019, 8am PDT
Uber and Lyft say they want to improve public transit, but the focus on profit could have serious consequences.
The New York Times
June 8, 2019, 1pm PDT
Uber is making its first steps into commercial operation of aerial ride-hailing, after years of promises.
The New York Times
June 6, 2019, 2pm PDT
A former engineering professor (i.e., not a planning professor) says he invented the transportation network company first, and that he has the patent to prove it.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 5, 2019, 6am PDT
The National Association of City Transportation Officials is providing guidance for local governments to make sense of a flood of new mobility data from electric scooter companies, transportation network companies, and the like.
Smart Cities Dive
May 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
Respect is a two-way street, according to ride-hailing company Uber.
The Washington Post