Tag: Uber

Kids and the ride sharing industry

Kids and the ride sharing industry

| April 15, 2015

Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing apps were designed with busy adults in mind, but, lately, kids and teens are using the apps for both school-time and playtime. Busy parents are organizing rides using the apps for their young kids, while teens, who have become increasingly disenchanted with getting behind the wheel themselves, are shying […]

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Transportation roundup 1/27/15

Transportation roundup 1/27/15

| January 27, 2015

Streets & Highways Effects of providing total cost of ownership information on consumers’ intent to purchase a hybrid or plug-in electric vehicle // Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice [study] Road pricing for congestion and accident externalities for mixed traffic of motorcycles and automobiles  // Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice [study] Investigating the nature and impact of reporting […]

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Uber & the sharing economy

Uber & the sharing economy

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Is there a busier job than damage control at Uber? Let’s take a quick look at Uber’s recent public relations disasters: In the middle of a hostage crisis in Sydney that ended in three deaths, the company instituted surge pricing. Even though the pricing rose automatically rather than at the behest of a rapacious executive, the […]

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Transportation roundup 12/16/14

Transportation roundup 12/16/14

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Congress Passes Spending Omnibus: A Look at Key Planning Programs // Policy News For Planners We May Soon Be Able to Track Exactly How Badly Corporate Tax Breaks Fail Cities // Next City Can You Stop Traffic By Making Every Citizen Responsible For A Smooth Commute // Co.Exist Uber’s Sydney Debacle Is Yet More Reason […]

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KPMG study: Say goodbye to the two-car family

KPMG study: Say goodbye to the two-car family

| November 24, 2014

The two-car family of American dreams is on the decline, according to a compelling study from KPMG, “Me, My Car, My Life.” The study identifies a number of the challenges and opportunities that come along with the changing automotive industry, and follows up on 2012’s “Self Driving Cars: The Next Revolution,” and last year’s “Self-Driving […]

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How hearing impaired drivers work at Lyft

How hearing impaired drivers work at Lyft

| October 1, 2014

Out of the ongoing hubub over regulating rideshare companies emerges a positive new trend at ridesharing service Lyft: The company, recognizable for the giant pink mustache logos attached to its cars, is seeing an uptick in deaf hires. A number of sources have reported that deaf drivers using the app are on the rise, and, […]

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