Transportation Network Companies

4 days ago
A court ruling in the United Kingdom topples a pillar of the so-called gig economy: Uber's approach to employment.
The New York Times
October 27, 2017, 2pm PDT
Fewer parking spaces, more sober rides home. Sounds like a recipe for a good night out.
CityLab
October 19, 2017, 7am PDT
Not even Uber can boast this kind of ubiquity.
Smart Cities Dive
October 18, 2017, 1pm PDT
The city of Chicago is already taxing rides with transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. Now mayor Rahm Emanual wants to raise those fees and spend the extra money on transit projects.
DNAinfo Chicago
Feature
October 11, 2017, 6am PDT
Useable data of the effects of ride-hailing service on travel behavior is sorely lacking, but a new study sheds light on critical questions about what companies like Uber and Lyft mean for transit, active transportation, and congestion.
Regina R. Clewlow
October 1, 2017, 5am PDT
Lyft's Emily Castor Warren situates the company's newest initiatives within the "rapid pace of innovation" occurring in transportation.
The Planning Report
September 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
Uber will appeal a decision to repeal its operating license, but the decision by Transport for London is a major blow for the embattled transportation network company.
The Guardian
September 25, 2017, 1pm PDT
While Uber's ride hailing services are famously unprofitable, food delivery is quickly gaining traction for the troubled transportation network company.
The New York Times
September 5, 2017, 6am PDT
Uber Movement makes publicly available data for two billion trips taken on the transportation network company. Uber says the data should benefit urban planners.
TechCrunch
August 28, 2017, 8am PDT
Altamonte Springs was the first to subsidize Uber rides connecting to transit stations, in March 2016. Now Lake Mary, Longwood, Maitland, and Sanford join the ranks of this unique public-private partnership.
WMFE
August 3, 2017, 1pm PDT
Amtrak is partnering with Lyft to offer train passengers a discounted option for first and last mile needs. New Lyft riders qualify for a $5 savings on each of their first four rides.
The Verge
July 26, 2017, 7am PDT
Philadelphia is one of many American cities suddenly beset with declining bus ridership numbers, likely in part as a result of the popularity of transportation network companies.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 11, 2017, 6am PDT
Accessibility remains a hot-button issue for transportation network companies, and the city of New York is now moving forward with a proposal that would not intact the chosen policies if companies like Uber were deciding.
Politico New York
July 3, 2017, 7am PDT
London's draft Mayor's Transport Strategy (MTS) is available for public review. Mayor Sadiq Khan says transportation is "at the heart" of his vision for a city for all Londoners.
Smart Cities Dive
June 1, 2017, 7am PDT
Public transit is evolving to keep up with the conveniences offered by transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. The question is whether it will work for the long haul.
KXAN
May 30, 2017, 10am PDT
A new Texas state law that regulates transportation network companies also overrides more restrictive local regulations, like Austin's requirement for fingerprinting drivers. Austin voters supported the tighter regulations at the ballot box last May.
The Texas Tribune
May 18, 2017, 5am PDT
Uber recently announced a feature that could appease transit advocates concerned about the encroachment of transportation network companies on transit ridership.
The Verge
March 31, 2017, 7am PDT
The findings of a recent study reveals the effects of transportation network companies to be the enemy of all forms of alternative transportation—far from the urban savior some hope they'll be.
Streetsblog Denver
March 20, 2017, 2pm PDT
What happens when SXSW stops being polite, and starts getting real?
Next City
February 24, 2017, 12pm PST
Lyft is looking to take advantage of the recent scandals dogging Uber by expanding to 54 new cities.
CNN