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There Goes the Neighborhood? The Trickle-Down Effect of High Ride-Hailing Prices

Low-cost Uber and Lyft services helped some neighborhoods thrive, making them more accessible. Now these same neighborhoods are feeling the pinch as high ride-hailing costs push customers to stay closer to home.

September 22, 2022 - Bisnow

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Uber and Lyft Ridership Remains Low in Massachusetts

High prices, labor issues, and legal blunders plague the transportation network companies, who are increasingly shifting to deliveries over rides.

July 24, 2022 - Streetsblog Massachusetts

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Seattle Transit Winning Back Riders Faster Than Ridehailing

Ridehailing companies saw a steep drop in ridership in the city during the pandemic, followed by a slow recovery as their prices increase and demand slows.

June 23, 2022 - The Urbanist

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Say Goodbye to the ‘Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy’

The era of cheap, on-demand services is coming to a close as unprofitable startups face the realities of capitalism.

June 14, 2022 - The Atlantic

Baltimore Bikeshare

Uber and Lyft: A Tale of Two Companies

After years of resisting efforts by cities to regulate their business and constant—but unprofitable—growth, Uber and Lyft are homing in on their unique strengths.

February 15, 2022 - The Verge

Uber App

Gig Workers Demand Data Transparency

Access to data for gig workers can provide a valuable source of information and bargaining power in a traditionally opaque and risky industry.

December 23, 2021 - Wired

Lyft

What Are Transportation Network Companies?

Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), provide on-demand transportation services through app-based platforms to create a new level of convenience for riders—and a host of challenges for policymakers and regulators.

December 14, 2021 - Diana Ionescu

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

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California Judge Renders Gig Worker Law Unenforceable

A judge ruled against California's Proposition 22, which let ride-hailing and delivery businesses classify workers as independent contractors and discouraged unionization efforts.

August 24, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

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

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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

Coronavirus and Transportation

The Post-Pandemic Future of Rideshare

With pooled services suspended through the pandemic and research showing most users prefer private rides, will shared rides continue to play a role in urban transportation?

March 24, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

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

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The Price of an Uber Ride to Increase in Seattle Jan. 1—to the Benefit of Drivers

A new law setting a minimum wage for Uber drivers takes effect in the New Year.

December 31, 2020 - The Seattle Times

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

Transportation Network Companies

California Voters Chose Uber Over Employment Law—What it Means for the U.S.

After the most expensive initiative campaign in California history, California voters approved Proposition 22 by a wide margin. The consequences of the vote could go national.

November 10, 2020 - The Washington Post

Uber Autonomous Vehicle

Back-Up Driver of Autonomous Vehicle Charged With Negligent Homicide of Pedestrian

The broader safety implications of the death of Elaine Hertzberg after being struck by an Uber autonomous vehicle in Tempe is still being litigated. Last week, the back-up driver of the vehicle was charged with negligent homicide.

September 21, 2020 - NPR

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

Uber Car

Ride-Hailing Services Shutdown in California Averted

Uber and Lyft were set to cease operations in California, but an appeals court has granted them a reprieve and the controversy continues.

August 24, 2020 - The New York Times

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

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