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WMATA taps taxi companies for subsidized Md. paratransit services

Accessibility| September 8, 2017

The decision was a win for disability rights activists who pressed WMATA officials to avoid companies such as Uber, because they lack vehicles with wheelchair-ramps and have been sued for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

[Exclusive] After several months, is London Night Tube service working?

Rail| May 15, 2017

In many ways the results of this overnight Tube service is not remarkable to the casual visitor, or new resident in London. This is a large and busy city, and many people depend on public transport as the only logical means of travelling around.

Accessibility| February 23, 2017

Fla.'s Broward County considering taxis, Uber, Lyft for paratransit

The county would pick up $15 of the tab. With most paratransit rides five miles or fewer, county officials believe $15 likely would cover the entire bill.

Accessibility| December 15, 2016

Uber, taxicabs vying for New York MTA paratransit contracts

Several months ago, the state agency quietly began a “proof of concept” study in which Access-a-Ride users request a ride and the MTA dispatches one through an e-hail app such as Uber, Arro or Curb, the latter two used by cabs.

Management & Operations| November 10, 2016

Uber, Lyft now able to operate in Tampa, Fla.'s Hillsborough County

The agreement means Uber and Lyft drivers will not be required to undergo the FBI fingerprint-based background check that the PTC wanted.

Management & Operations| August 23, 2016

Calif. agency to launch pilot with Uber, Lyft and taxicab companies

If the program saves money and provides a better level of service than currently provided by the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, it could be extended to other Bay Area suburbs.

Accessibility| December 29, 2015

HART, Yellow Cab partner to offer same-day paratransit service

Traditionally, rides on a HARTPlus van must be booked one to three days in advance, but the new system enables patrons to call a cab for same-day service at the same price.

Accessibility| August 24, 2015

D.C. advocates call on Uber, Lyft to add wheelchair accessible vehicles

For months, Uber has been seeking agreements with a handful of D.C. cab companies to access the companies’ wheelchair-ready vans for use on the Uber Taxi platform. The cab companies, however, are not interested in working with Uber.

Government Issues| June 16, 2015

Tennessee ride-sharing law hailed as model for nation

The bill, which Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law on May 20, appears to block traditional cab services from incorporating app-based hailing of cabs into their business models and also sets up insurance requirements.

Accessibility| September 12, 2014

San Diego cab drivers critical of body odor test

For years, inspectors with the San Diego Regional Airport Authority run down their checklist for each cabbie, which includes proof of insurance, functioning windshield wipers, adequate tire treads, good brakes. Drivers are graded pass, fail or needs fixing. Anyone who flunks the smell test is told to change before picking up another customer.

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