TNCs Motivate Friendlier Cabbies
The Technology Policy Institute's Scott Wallsten, in research presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association, finds evidence in New York that the number of complaints per taxi trip there has declined as Uber has expanded in the city. Read PJ Media article here.
“Get Me” and “Bid My Ride” up TNC competition in San Antonio
After spending the better part of 2015 arguing over Uber and Lyft, San Antonio has suddenly become a magnet for Transportation Network Companies, with Uber and Lyft thriving, and two new firms poised to enter the market. Read the News Radio 1200 WOAI report.
Ride-Sharing Programs Garner Beaumont, Texas, Approval
Those looking for a chauffer to taxi them about the streets of Beaumont will soon have an option in utilizing what the city has termed “Transportation Network Companies” (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft, two of America’s most popular ride-sharing models, with Uber already announcing plans to open up operations in the Beaumont market (tentatively) by the end of the month. Read The Examiner article here.
Portland Sees Big Gains In Transportation Freedom
Portions of Portland’s transportation-for-hire market – that is, the market for taxis, limos and ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft – have improved faster this year than in any other major city in the country. In the R Street Institute’s annual Ridescore report evaluating the friendliness of for-hire transportation rules in 50 of America’s largest cities, Portland improved from an “F” grade last year to a “B” in the most recent report. Read R Street article here.