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An apparent suicide stopped trains Tuesday morning at the Fullerton stop, which serves as a hub for Chicago's North Side transit. Prices for a ride from the area to downtown via Lyft reached triple digits.
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.
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.
April 28, 2017, 6am PDT
Lyft's shuttle service runs along a pre-determined route during peak commuting times and you can pay for it with your Lyft app.
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.
March 26, 2017, 11am PDT
Ride hailing apps have changed the way people travel. Though public transit may lose ridership to these services, transit should also learn from technological advancements and use those insights to improve transit service.
March 24, 2017, 8am PDT
In medium-sized cities and suburban areas, it's simply easier to drive your own car in most cases. But shared rides might still have a chance to catch on.
February 24, 2017, 12pm PST
Lyft is looking to take advantage of the recent scandals dogging Uber by expanding to 54 new cities.
January 9, 2017, 10am PST
A new study predicts the congestion relief benefits of carpooling services offered by Transportation Network Companies. A skeptical audience replies.
December 1, 2016, 11am PST
The companies' agreement with Governor Charlie Baker's administration requires a state-run check in addition to the usual check through an independent contractor. Fingerprinting, however, will not be required.
October 16, 2016, 7am PDT
The Brookings Institute thinks it has found a way to measure the impact of the expanding 'gig economy'—i.e., freelancing work enabled by online platforms like Airbnb and Uber.
September 7, 2016, 8am PDT
The service would operate through Waze, and take a different approach than Uber or Lyft.
September 2, 2016, 9am PDT
Subsidizing rides through the companies has turned out to be cheaper than running bus routes in some places.
August 29, 2016, 10am PDT
Autonomous vehicles are already in production and big city taxi drivers could be out of a job in 10 years, including those for Uber and Lyft.
August 22, 2016, 6am PDT
A new levy on transportation networking companies in Massachusetts will raise funds to help level the playing field for taxi businesses.
May 27, 2016, 6am PDT
After leaving Austin on the losing side of a regulatory battle, a licensing ordinance might push Uber and Lyft to end operations in Chicago.
May 25, 2016, 11am PDT
In the spirit of civic self-congratulation, Austin resident Richard Parker writes about how the transportation network company giants canceled service after losing a referendum vote. He ascribes this victory to the city's enduring contrarian streak.
May 9, 2016, 8am PDT
The self-driving car of the future is getting closer to becoming a reality, with GM and Lyft partnering to launch autonomous vehicles for the ride-hailing service within the year.
San Jose Mercury News - Silicon Beat
May 5, 2016, 7am PDT
According to a new report from the Center for American Progress, technology network companies like Uber and Lyft offer a unique opportunity for low-income users to connect with transit routes and on to greater economic opportunities.
Center for American Progress
April 27, 2016, 9am PDT
A coalition of the automated, if you will, as Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber, and Lyft have formed the new Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets to lobby for the causes of the nascent self-driving car industry.