5 days ago
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.
6 days ago
Ride-hailing company Beat hopes its dedicated safety team and linked accounts service will make its service attractive to women in Mexico’s capital.
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.
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.
November 3, 2018, 1pm PDT
The move comes almost eight months after a self-driving Uber vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian.
October 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
Uber plans to support sustainable mobility by funding advocacy efforts, sharing data, and offering bike-share service.
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.
August 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
While transit systems are losing riders to Uber and Lyft, the sometimes competitors have also found ways to cooperate.
August 13, 2018, 8am PDT
Essentially, Uber and Lyft chose a tax on rides instead of a gross-receipts tax.
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.
July 30, 2018, 8am PDT
To support the taxi industry and reduce congestion, the New York City Council could cap the number of ride-hailing vehicles operating in the city. The cap could be a first major step toward a new era of transportation regulation.
July 29, 2018, 9am PDT
Past studies have shown how ride hailing services have added to congestion. A new study by Bruce Schaller suggests that even ride shares add to traffic, because they pull riders off of more efficient transit options like public transit.
July 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
Most buses are not empty enough to justify substitution of smaller vehicles.
July 13, 2018, 10am PDT
Uber announced 100 lay offs this week.
July 11, 2018, 9am PDT
The fast-rising scooter companies recently hauled in big investment dollars. Lime's investment comes by way of Uber.
July 8, 2018, 11am PDT
Individuals and major companies alike have already found a variety of applications for the software.
July 8, 2018, 5am PDT
Examples like Elon Musk's subway plan in Chicago, app-driven electric scooters littering sidewalks, and Amazon's general preponderance may point to a tech-dominated urban future. But are localities ceding too much power to the private sector?
July 6, 2018, 2pm PDT
Austin is one of the first cities where users can use Uber's new bike share system, after the transportation network company branched out earlier this year.
June 29, 2018, 2pm PDT
London gave Uber a more than a slap on the wrist for the company's lack of concern about public safety. Uber demonstrated sufficient contrition to get back in the large, influential city's good graces.
June 25, 2018, 8am PDT
Three scooter companies, Lime, Bird and Spin, removed their scooters from the sidewalks of San Francisco earlier this month and applied, with nine other companies, for five permits to operate up to 2,500 scooters in a tightly regulated pilot program.