Uber

4 days ago
A fight over the travel data of shared use mobility companies is just starting in Los Angeles.
Wired
May 15, 2019, 5am PDT
A design-focused study of mode choice doesn’t consider the many ways people interact with and travel through urban environments.
City Observatory
May 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
Uber is making it easier for travelers to access transit by offering the option to purchase tickets through its app.
CityLab
May 8, 2019, 12pm PDT
Uber is expected to be valued at $91 billion for an Initial Public Offering this spring. Initial investors will get rich. Drivers won't get much.
NPR
May 6, 2019, 12pm PDT
Innisfil, Ontario, decided to use Uber instead of starting bus service. The program took off but so have the costs, and now cutbacks need to be made.
CityLab
April 30, 2019, 6am PDT
The New York City set standards for transportation network companies, and now those companies are being a lot more selective about who they hire as drivers.
Politico
March 8, 2019, 1pm PST
Remember Elaine Herzberg, the 49-year-old woman who became the first pedestrian fatality due to an autonomous vehicle when she was hit last March by an Uber with a safety driver in Tempe, Ariz.? Prosecutors found no criminal liability.
The New York Times
February 6, 2019, 10am PST
Ride-hailing companies have yet to deliver on many of the transportation system improvements that they, and their supporters, have been promising. Streetsblog USA provides a scathing critique of the consequences of widespread ride-hailing.
Streetsblog USA
February 4, 2019, 1pm PST
Linking Uber and transit is an attempt to bridge the first-and-last-mile issue for Denver users.
Curbed
January 23, 2019, 10am PST
The most damning evidence yet of how ride hailing is making urban transportation less efficient, not more.
Streetsblog USA
January 14, 2019, 7am PST
in 2015, 28% of 18-29 year-olds said they had used Lyft or Uber. In 2018, that number jumped to 51% according to a Pew Research study.
Pew Research Center
January 12, 2019, 9am PST
Ride-hailing company Beat hopes its dedicated safety team and linked accounts service will make its service attractive to women in Mexico’s capital.
Forbes
November 16, 2018, 1pm PST
During the Sharing Cities Summit 2018, cities such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Lisbon, Madrid, Montreal, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Stockholm, and Vienna agreed on a Declaration of Principles and Commitments of the Sharing Cities.
Cities of the Future
November 6, 2018, 9am PST
After a court battle, the two big transportation network companies finally released trip data, revealing rapid growth and a concentration of rides in the city's most congested areas.
The Seattle Times
November 3, 2018, 1pm PDT
The move comes almost eight months after a self-driving Uber vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
Uber plans to support sustainable mobility by funding advocacy efforts, sharing data, and offering bike-share service.
Curbed
August 21, 2018, 7am PDT
After New York City approved a similar law earlier in Agust, two Chicago alderman have proposed a law that would limit the number of vehicles operating for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft.
Chicago Tribune
August 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
While transit systems are losing riders to Uber and Lyft, the sometimes competitors have also found ways to cooperate.
CityLab
August 13, 2018, 8am PDT
Essentially, Uber and Lyft chose a tax on rides instead of a gross-receipts tax.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 7, 2018, 5am PDT
Uber (and Lyft, of course) drivers and taxi drivers hope a cap on the number of ride-hailing vehicles would improve wages and reduce congestion.
The New York Times