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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 2, 2019, 11am PDT
Since its founding a decade ago, Uber has reshaped the world through a trajectory of highs and lows.
The New York Times
August 28, 2019, 10am PDT
A ride-hailing company that lost $5.2 billion in one quarter wants to launch a flying taxi service. According to this op-ed, cities should concentrate on expanding existing public transit systems instead of wasting time and money on pipe dreams.
Streetsblog USA
August 21, 2019, 9am PDT
The new Uber office in Dallas will be the company's largest employment hub outside of its San Francisco headquarters.
The Dallas Morning News
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
July 31, 2019, 9am PDT
Congestion pricing is a popular subject of conversation in Seattle, even if the idea hasn't yet proven popular with voters. The city is looking for ways to lead on climate change by reducing emissions from transportation.
Crosscut
July 30, 2019, 7am PDT
The massive layoffs represent one-third of Uber's global marketing team.
Quartz
July 29, 2019, 6am PDT
Uber is selling a package that includes its delivery service, bikes, scooters, and a discount on ride hailing for one price.
TechCrunch
July 25, 2019, 7am PDT
More people are using the A-Line, Uber, and Lyft to travel to and from Denver International Airport (DIA). With parking numbers down, DIA has scrapped plans for two new parking garages.
The Denver Post
July 16, 2019, 8am PDT
Denver travelers can now access transit schedules and purchase tickets through the Uber app. Uber says increased ticket sales show that integrating rideshare and transit makes sense.
The Denver Post
July 5, 2019, 11am PDT
In an attempt to collectively bargain with their employer, Uber drivers in Canada have joined one of the country’s largest union groups.
Gizmodo
June 23, 2019, 7am PDT
A state bill would force gig companies to treat workers fairly and would stanch the flow of subsidies that keep customer costs artificially low.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 10, 2019, 10am PDT
Lyft may soon not be the sole bikeshare operation in San Francisco as the city looks to expand the system and open the market up to other companies.
Streetsblog USA
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
May 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
Respect is a two-way street, according to ride-hailing company Uber.
The Washington Post
May 17, 2019, 11am PDT
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