August 24, 2018 – This month, New York City Council voted on a number of amendments pertaining to for-hire vehicles (FHVs) and taxis, and on August 14, Mayor DeBlasio signed the bills into law.
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Seven major cities and 10 states currently have some type of fee or tax on TNC trips, and more are under consideration.
June 20, 2018 – New York City is moving towards a performance approach to regulating TNCs with the goal of providing equitable access to transportation options.
June 8, 2018 – Last week, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that Uber’s and Lyft’s data are not categorically excluded from the state’s Public Records Act and must be released to the public.
Last week, Uber, Lyft, and Via sued the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) over a new requirement for each company to individually reach a target of 25% of all trips in the City to be conducted in a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) over the next five years.
April 13, 2018 – Uber announced Wednesday a series of new initiatives designed to work with cities in addressing challenges related to transportation and technology.
April 27, 2017 – By the end of the year, Uber customers in New York City will be able to tip their drivers using their smartphone app.
March 29, 2017 – Uber’s automated vehicles are back on the road following a collision in Tempe, Arizona last week when one of its self-driving vehicles was struck and rolled onto its side.
March 9, 2017 – For nearly a decade, a consortium of tech firms and auto manufacturers has roved the West, pioneering autonomous vehicle technology far from federal regulators in Washington, D.C.
February 8, 2017 On January 31st, Uber and Daimler announced an agreement to deploy autonomous vehicles on Uber’s ridesharing network. It was rumored that Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes, received an order from Uber for 100,000 Mercedes S-Class cars from Uber last March.
October 6, 2016 – The mayor of Pittsburgh, PA was in town last week to talk about the self-driving car deployment going on in his city.
September 22, 2016 – A House committee recently approved legislation that would allow federal employees to use their transit benefits for on-demand ride services like Uber and Lyft.
The final session of Eno’s March 2016 Convergence event took a holistic view of the public policy role in enabling innovative mobility, reflecting on the robust policy discussions taking place throughout the day in terms of public transit, freight, cities, data, and autonomous vehicles.
At Eno’s Convergence conference on March 24, a session on “The Role of Cities in our Mobility Future” looked at a vital component on how our transportation systems are implementing technology solutions. Cities across the U.S.
How are ridesharing and other types innovative transportation technologies changing the world of mass transportation? The first panel discussion at the Eno Center’s March 24 Convergence examined this question through discussion with representatives of technology companies, local transit interests, and facilitators.
In the Spotlight interview with Andrew Salzburg, Global Mobility Policy Lead for ridesharing company Uber.
On congested urban streets, America’s burgeoning ranks of rideshare drivers faced constant challenges in picking up and dropping off passengers. Consistently unable to find a legal space in which to wait, they frequently have to turn on their hazards and block entire traffic or bike lanes—or gamble on pulling aside to a nearby bus top, commercial loading zone, or fire hydrant, where they risk a hefty moving violation. Meanwhile, cyclists are left to swerve dangerously around the car and approaching passengers caught in the confusion.
Today, ubiquitous wireless network availability, an ever-growing array of mobile applications, Big Data, and societal/demographic changes have created an environment in which information systems, shared vehicles, and on-demand services play an increasing role in metropolitan transportation