The priceonomics blog has a great post on traditional taxis (medallion-based systems) vs new ridesharing startups (technology-based systems like Sidecar, Lyft, Uber and Instantcab). Its a great read about the current state of ridesharing in … Read the rest →
The Las Vegas Downtown project recently announced the purchase of 100 Teslas to kickstart their new transportation program: Project 100. They are aiming to build a transportation around Downtown Las Vegas to encourage people to … Read the rest →
Zipcar jumped into the airport transportation business yesterday announcing cars located at New York airports (JFK, Newark and LaGuardia). The cars are located at lots that have frequent rental shuttles to them. Unlike traditional rental … Read the rest →
The San Francisco board of supervisors will vote on a law that will require all taxis to transmit their locations to a central system. Additionally, all apps based on hailing cabs (UberTaxi, Taxi Magic, Flywheel) … Read the rest →
Instead of paying to park your car at the airport, you can now rent your car to another traveler and get it delivered back to your on your return professionally cleaned, gassed up and get … Read the rest →
On the same day as the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) reached an agreement with peer-to-peer ridesharing service Lyft, it also signed an agreement with on-demand limo provider Uber to allow them operate ridesharing services … Read the rest →
Uber gets to navigate arcane local, county and state laws and corrupt taxi monopolies in every city where it launches. Denver is no exception.
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has proposed regulations that will make … Read the rest →
Peer-to-peer ridesharing company Tickengo has retained former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown to serve as their legal council in dealing with the cease-and-desist letters that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has been sending lately. … Read the rest →
When you see a parked car with their lights on, blocking a driveway or with something else wrong, there isn’t anything you can do to alert the owner. CurbTXT wants to change that.
By placing … Read the rest →
Today Uber announced that it was lowering its rates in San Francisco by about 10%, effective Jan 21, 2013. This brings the cost of using Uber in SF closer to the cost of a Taxi.… Read the rest →
Electric scooter sharing service Scoot announced today that it now supports one-way trips in both directions between four different scoot pods and the Caltrain. The locations are Mary’s Square, Polk Gulch, Mission & 16th and … Read the rest →
The Bay Citizen did an analysis of all 1700 of the recorded complaints about taxis in San Francisco. Complaints were sent to the city’s 311 compliant line. The 1700 complaints span from July 1, 2011 … Read the rest →
Scoot Networks, provider of short-term electric scooter rental in San Francisco, announced today that they now support one-way trips. Initially, one-way trips will only be allowed between two scoot locations: 21st & Valencia and Caltrain … Read the rest →
On Dec 13, 2012 the City of New York’s Taxi commission voted to allow electronic hailing of taxis.
UberTAXI launched in September 2012 but was shut down a few weeks later by taxi officials due … Read the rest →