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Harvard study highlights kerbside pricing as a solution to congestion | Cities Today

Harvard study highlights kerbside pricing as a solution to congestion | Cities Today

Goldsmith, a Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government at Harvard Kennedy School, acknowledged that “each city will regulate its roads and kerb spaces differently” but said “a shared platform allows public and private vehicles to navigate differences with greater ease and less risk.” Stephen Smyth, Co-Founder and CEO, Coord “One can, of course, limit […]

Wednesday’s polar vortex could bring boom or bust for ride-share and taxi drivers | Chicago Tribune

Wednesday’s polar vortex could bring boom or bust for ride-share and taxi drivers | Chicago Tribune

Both the Uber and Lyft ride-sharing services experienced surge-pricing on Monday, which occurs when high demand causes prices to spike. But Wednesday, many offices will be shuttered and schools will be closed. It remains to be seen whether the streets will be deserted, or whether there will be people hailing rides because they don’t want […]

Guest Post: Is the Go-Jek-Grab price war already over? | DealStreetAsia

Guest Post: Is the Go-Jek-Grab price war already over? | DealStreetAsia

About a month after Go-Jek entered the Singapore market running a “promotion” campaign offering fares about 30-50% cheaper to customers, and attractive drivers incentives, it’s changing gears. It has now introduced dynamic pricing and increased the prices by about 30% for customers. Incentives for drivers have also been cut. As expected, there were howls of […]

Uber will start charging London customers an extra 15p/mile this WEEK – here’s why | Mirror Online

Uber will start charging London customers an extra 15p/mile this WEEK – here’s why | Mirror Online

It’s the go-to taxi service for many people around the world, but Uber prices are set to increase in London this week. Uber has announced that it is adding 15p/mile onto every trip taken through the app in London. This new fee is part of the Mayor’s Clean Air Plan, and will be added from […]

Uber/Lyft staging area closed at airport | San Diego Reader

Uber/Lyft staging area closed at airport | San Diego Reader

The San Diego Airport requires all Uber and other rideshare companies to stage their vehicles through this location. These companies have set up a “first in first out” geofence around the rideshare lot in order to avoid rideshare drivers from parking unlawfully and creating congestion for other airport users. Drivers stage within the geofenced lot, […]

Uber admits to surge pricing at Global Citizen fest, offers full refunds | Times Live

Uber admits to surge pricing at Global Citizen fest, offers full refunds | Times Live

Uber SA has admitted to implementing surge pricing at the Global Citizen Festival at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday, despite pledges by the festival and Uber that this would not happen. On Twitter, concert-goers said they were charged up to R1,200 for a trip after the festival. Uber has placed the blame on network […]

Uber shut down Uber Rent, its rental-car program for riders | Quartz

Uber shut down Uber Rent, its rental-car program for riders | Quartz

Uber has hit the brakes on a rental-car program for riders. Back in April, Uber announced Uber Rent, a program to let Uber riders rent a car from within the Uber app. The program was a partnership between Uber and Getaround, a startup that lets users find and instantly book vehicles from private car owners. […]

Lyft vs. Uber: Which Is Best for Riders and Drivers in 2018? | TheStreet

Lyft vs. Uber: Which Is Best for Riders and Drivers in 2018? | TheStreet

Price Differences Between Uber and Lyft While pricing for both Uber and Lyft is largely similar, it’s worth noting nominal differences. Pricing for both ride-sharing services is $1 at the start of the ride, with a per-mile charge of $1.50 and a per-minute fee of 25 cents. Passengers should know that both Uber and Lyft drivers […]

Cabbies fear more suicides next year amid financial struggles | New York Post

Cabbies fear more suicides next year amid financial struggles | New York Post

The “congestion pricing” surcharge on all Big Apple taxi rides that begins in January will lead to even more cabdriver suicides, drivers and activists warned at a City Council hearing Monday. “This year, there have been eight suicides, and next year, with the $2.50 on our backs, there will be more than 10,” taxi driver […]

Morrisons, Verizon, Pinterest: Everything that matters this morning | Marketing Week

Morrisons, Verizon, Pinterest: Everything that matters this morning | Marketing Week

Government launches inquiry into online pricing The government is launching an inquiry into online pricing that will look into how personal data can be used to set individual prices for items such as holidays, cars and household goods. The research, conducted by the competition watchdog, will consider the use and prevalence of ‘dynamic pricing’ and […]