Transportation Network Companies

Westfield Mall Uber Drop-Off

Study: Uber and Lyft Trips Cost the Planet More Than Trips in Personal Vehicles

The cost of 'deadheading'–the time ride-hailing drivers spend looking for fares–offsets any environmental benefits created by the industry, despite early claims that the apps would reduce congestion and air pollution.

October 5, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

New York City

Ride-Hailing Prices Skyrocket as the U.S. Emerges From the Pandemic

A shortage of drivers and spiking demand are driving Uber and Lyft prices higher than ever as the companies struggle to achieve profitability.

June 15, 2021 - Curbed

Uber Sidecar Lyft

Study: Ride-Sharing Increases Urban Congestion

New research shows that ride sharing contributes to increased congestion and decreased transit ridership.

April 28, 2021 - MIT News

Transportation Network Companies

Report: Ride-Hailing Drastically Increases Vehicle Miles Traveled

New research published in Transport Policy finds that ride-hailing companies increase vehicle miles traveled of users by 97 percent in Chicago, 114 percent in New York City, and 118 percent in San Francisco.

January 26, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Self-Driving Cars

Ride-Hailing Industry Induces Car Ownership, Research Says

New research from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University finds that instead of setting people free from cars, more people are buying and using cars than ever before.

January 11, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Uber Autonomous Vehicle

Uber Bails on Autonomous Vehicles

One of the highest-profile, and most legally fraught, efforts to beat the competition into the autonomous vehicles market is now defunct.

December 8, 2020 - The New York Times

Chicago

New Research Connects Land Use to Ride-Hailing Trips

Many of the places in Chicago generating the most ride-hailing trips with services like Uber and Lyft are accessible by transit, according to new research.

September 16, 2020 - Science Direct

Coronavirus and Transportation

Ride-Hailing Companies Have Yet to Recover

While public transit tends to make the most headlines for coronavirus-damaged ridership numbers, ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft aren't exactly raking in new customers.

August 11, 2020 - The Washington Post

Delivery Services

Pilot Projects Launched to Test Coordinated Curb Use

Coord, a Sidewalk Labs spinoff, has selected the winners of the inaugural Digital Curb Challenge.

July 5, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Micromobility

Mobility-as-a-Service Providers Disappear Along With Public Transit During Protests

Mobility-as-a-service companies have disappeared when essential workers needed them most, falling short of their promoted role as gap fillers.

June 7, 2020 - OneZero via Medium

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