Uber Movement

StateScoop – Platform Needs Some Work Before Government Can Get Excited – excerpt Boston Chief Information Officer Jascha Franklin-Hodge had when reviewing Uber Movement, the ride hailing company’s first attempt at an open data platform to help transportation planners and researchers: Uber’s new website, launched last month, presents visitors with a map to compare trip times between different sections of cities and do comparisons to see …

Rural California ‘Uber’ like service starting with a Tesla

By Laura Bliss on CityLab In tiny Cantua Creek, residents peer into the ride of the community’s future. Laura Bliss/CityLab A farmworker’s hamlet in a sea of almond trees, Cantua Creek, California sits 22 miles from the nearest grocery store, 30 miles from the hospital, and 50 miles from the courthouse. When the county bus to Fresno makes its infrequent stops …

Transit-TNC partnerships in Canada and the US Orlando are subsidizing Uber rides for first and last mile

The Verge, 1 Sept 2016 excerpt As Bloomberg noted in August 2016, both Uber and Lyft have been striking agreements with transit agencies, mostly for so-called “first-last mile” programs — meant to shuttle commuters to bus or train stations. Since last year, Uber has scored public transit agreements with San Francisco, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Dallas, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh, among other cities. Uber and Lyft …

8 Bright Ideas for Driverless Cities

By Laura Bliss, 12 May 2017, City Lab Could self-driving cars bring on more affordable housing? Should car companies slap a “warning label” on private autos? At a national summit of mobility leaders, some big thoughts came up. It’s not easy to plan for a world-changing technology that’s both 4 and 40 years away.  But that was the charge to the …

Fleets transitioning faster…iPhone moment for transportation? Electric, shared mobility fleets reaching cost parity with oil-fueled vehicles by 2020

Navigant predicts most companies will commit by 2020 to electrifying fleets 10 Giant Companies Commit to Electric Vehicles, Sending Auto Industry a Message: The EV100 coalition is expanding EV charging infrastructure and shifting away from gas for transportation, the fastest growing emissions source. BY PETER FAIRLEY, INSIDECLIMATE NEWS SEP 19, 2017 A coalition of global corporations, including Unilever, Ikea and shipping …

Pilot Data as a Service, Mobility as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service

Data as a Service Data as a Service is the rapid exchange of real-time condition and service information between customers, service providers, government and the supporting infrastructure to optimize safety, efficiency and the transportation experience.  Pilots in Data as a Service provide staff experience in managing and optimizing data-sharing partnerships, exploring the value of analytics, and testing new tools. Analyze …

Ride-sharing for kids

Chrysler is partnering with Calfornia-based Kango to provide ride-sharing and childcare services for children. The automaker’s Pacifica Hybrid mini-vans will help make up the Kango fleet, which transports children from pre-school age to high-schoolers. The company currently operates strictly in the San Francisco Bay area. “All pre-screened Kango drivers and sitters have experience caring for kids and must pass our …

Lyft offering free rides in AVs in San Francisco

By James Ayre, Clean Technica, September 8th, 2017 Lyft will soon begin offering users in San Francisco the option to hail a “self-driving” vehicle for their trip, according to a recent statement from the company. I chose to put “self-driving” in quotes here because the vehicles will of course still possess an overseer/engineer sitting in the front seat, ready to take over …