Accessibility

Uber, Lyft winning over Portland taxi market

Posted on July 13, 2015

Uber
Uber

PORTLAND, Ore. — Uber and Lyft have quickly absorbed half of Portland’s taxi business since they were allowed to operate here in late-April, and regular cab companies and their drivers are feeling the pain, the Portland Tribune reported.

An interim report on Portland’s four-month experiment in taxi deregulation showed that Uber, Lyft and other transportation network companies handled 43% of taxi calls in May, which grew to more than half the market as the month wore on, according to the report.

Traditional cab companies, who have more expensive dispatch systems and were mandated by the city to have fleets of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, in-cab video cameras and other costly features, find it hard to compete financially, the Portland Tribune said. 

For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (1 Comment)

More News

NYC Transit hires first-ever accessibility chief

Tasked with overseeing and implementing initiative to expand accessibility to subway and bus customers, and improve paratransit service.

ABQ RIDE ads 44 Glavals for Sun Van paratransit service

Just like more recent models of Sun Vans, the new Glaval models still carry up to 14 riders, with room for as many as three wheelchair passengers.

NYC Transit continues work to improve rail accessibility

The 86 St R project will add elevators and reconfigure station infrastructure — such as handrails, turnstiles and powered gates, Braille signage, and platform panels — for full accessibility.

U. of Minn. measures effects of congestion on access to jobs by car

Los Angeles is the top Metro area for loss in job accessibility due to congestion.

Space Coast community event to feature Q'Straint's Quantum system

The system is designed to ensure new levels of rider independence, safety, and dignity.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (1)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close