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Report: Taxi Medallion Prices Drop 17%

Friday, November 28, 2014

Apps like Uber may be changing the economics of being a driver-for-hire.

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Transportation Nation

Rideshare Companies, Drivers Opposed to New Rule

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A hearing ostensibly about a change to NYC's for-hire vehicle dispatch rules was really about something else: the future of the industry.
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Freakonomics Radio

Regulate This!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, EatWith, and other companies in the “sharing economy” are practically daring government regulators to shut them down. The regulators are happy to comply.

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WNYC News

Uber Ups the Ante in Battle Against Lyft for Ridesharing Supremacy

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Shave the stache," a reference to the pink mustaches on the grilles of Lyft vehicles, is a phrase Uber marketers used to describe their tactic of recruiting Lyft's drivers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the New Taxi Commish

Monday, July 21, 2014

The NYC taxi landscape is changing drastically, with green cabs, Uber, and (possibly) Lyft all arriving in the last year or so. We discuss the future of NYC livery with new commissioner Meera Joshi.

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Transportation Nation

Car Sharing App Lyft Hits Roadblock in NYC

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

WNYC

The NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission said Lyft is unauthorized to dispatch cars to pick up passengers.

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Transportation Nation

Uber On Defensive in D.C. As Regulators Weigh New Rules

Monday, April 28, 2014

WAMU

The District is joining cities across the country in attempting to regulate the tech startups that allow consumers to order “rideshare service” through a smartphone app. 

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Regulators to Focus on Rideshare Apps -- and Drivers

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

WAMU

D.C. regulators say smartphone-based car services are essentially meterless taxis — and they are preparing to unveil a slew of proposals designed to close liability insurance gaps and limit drivers’ hours on the road.

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Transportation Nation

Should D.C. Ridesharing Services Like Lyft And UberX Be Regulated?

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Concerns about passenger safety are prompting officials to take a long look at ride sharing apps.

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Transportation Nation

Will ‘Ride Sharing’ Kill San Francisco’s Taxi Industry?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The rise of the “sharing economy” is disrupting many industries -- especially the taxi industry. That's extremely apparent in San Francisco, where app-based ride-service startups threaten an entrenched business model, and traditional cab drivers worry they're being left behind.

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Transportation Nation

California Becomes First in Nation to Regulate Ride-Sharing

Friday, September 20, 2013

KALW

California regulators have given the go-ahead to ride-share apps, making it the first state in the nation to legalize peer-to-peer services connecting riders to drivers who use their own cars.

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Transportation Nation

Ride Sharing Creates Turmoil In Seattle

Monday, June 10, 2013

In the Seattle area, some cars are driving around with oversized, hot pink moustaches on their front grills. The prop signals an increase in ride sharing. But for some companies and cabbies, the pink moustache is a red flag.

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Transportation Nation

San Francisco Airport Bans Rideshare App Companies from Taxi Line

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Last month, San Francisco International Airport issued cease-and-desist orders to six different app-based rideshare companies like Lyft, SideCar, and UberX.

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