Topic : transportation network companies

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Lyft, Trapeze partner for paratransit rides

Accessibility| November 1, 2017

Officials at Trapeze said that giving transit agencies that use Trapeze software the ability to schedule rides through Lyft’s ride-sharing platform will help lower operational costs while increasing ride availability.

2017 Consultant Roundtable: Industry Focused on Full Transportation Network Thinking, Finding Funding Solutions

Government Issues| June 12, 2017

Today, projects are being planned with an eye on how they will fit into the larger multimodal transportation picture, rather than simply moving people along its route. 

February 1, 2017

Overcoming obstacles in mobility on-demand public-private agreements

The recent rise of “mobility on demand” services like Uber and Zipcar has shifted society’s understanding of transportation systems and how they operate. Governments, advocates, and communities are responding by experimenting with their relationships to these services to ensure that on-demand options work with transportation networks to benefit public mobility.

Accessibility| December 5, 2016

Smaller TNCs struggle to fill accessibility gap after Uber, Lyft leave

The large TNCs departed in May after a proposition failed to pass that would have replaced a city ordinance that requires drivers to undergo mandatory fingerprint-based background checks.

Management & Operations| November 1, 2016

African Americans see longer waits, cancelled rides from TNCs, study says

In Seattle, one experiment found consistently longer waiting times for African American passengers — as much as a 35 percent increase.

Government Issues| October 17, 2016

Pierce Transit awarded grant to partner with TNCs, taxis

The agency will coordinate with Transportation Networking Companies and/or taxi companies to coordinate on-demand rides within certain areas though the use of app-based technology.

Accessibility| July 13, 2015

Uber, Lyft winning over Portland taxi market

An interim report 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.

Accessibility| April 13, 2015

Wisconsin set to vote on transportation network company bill

The bill would create a new license for TNCs, including companies like Uber and Lyft, making it mandatory to pay a $5,000 fee, conduct background checks on drivers and maintain at least $1 million in liability insurance in order to operate in Wisconsin.

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