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Uber, Lyft account for two-thirds of traffic increase in SF over six years, study shows | San Francisco Chronicle

Uber, Lyft account for two-thirds of traffic increase in SF over six years, study shows | San Francisco Chronicle

A similar study that the Transportation Authority published last year looked more broadly at swelling traffic from 2010 to 2016, and found that transportation network companies comprised about half of it, with the other half stemming from job and population growth. Wednesday’s study narrowly measured the correlation between ride-hailing services and increased congestion. Uber and […]

City Residents Oppose Congestion Pricing, But Opinions Usually Shift In Favor | NPR

City Residents Oppose Congestion Pricing, But Opinions Usually Shift In Favor | NPR

New York City is preparing to become the first urban area in the U.S. to adopt congestion pricing — a fee for drivers entering the city center, designed to reduce gridlock and help fund the city’s struggling subway system. And nearly two years before the fees are put in place, a poll by Quinnipiac University […]

Congestion Pricing Could Give Lift to Some Home Values | Mansion Global

Congestion Pricing Could Give Lift to Some Home Values | Mansion Global

Congestion pricing won’t make only driving in New York City more expensive. Research suggests it also could boost residential real-estate prices inside the pricing zone. Last month, in a move intended to lighten traffic and raise revenue for the city’s subways, the New York State government agreed to levy congestion fees on cars navigating Manhattan […]

Price war in premium phone segment heats up in India | liveMint

Price war in premium phone segment heats up in India | liveMint

In a sign of intense competition in the premium smartphone segment in India, the price gaps among the top brands are narrowing ahead of the launch of OnePlus 7 series on May 14. Apple, Samsung and Google have recently cut the prices of their premium smartphones in India. Apple has even reduced the price of […]

A commission on congestion pricing? Good luck with that | Times Union

A commission on congestion pricing? Good luck with that | Times Union

Raise your hand if you want to serve on the new Congestion Pricing Commission. As part of the state budget, the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed to impose a flat tax on anyone who drives into Manhattan below 60th Street. But the job of deciding who pays, who doesn’t pay and how much they […]

Autonomous vehicles make congestion pricing even more critical | TechCrunch

Autonomous vehicles make congestion pricing even more critical | TechCrunch

Autonomous vehicles will soon be ubiquitous on city streets. Before this happens, we should ask ourselves: Will they whisk us quickly through cities or make traffic worse? A car is a car, whether self-driving or people driven—taking up a great deal more space than busses, streetcars, or trains—so let’s make sure the cost is right. […]

NJ reaches ‘understanding’ with NY on congestion pricing | New York Post

NJ reaches ‘understanding’ with NY on congestion pricing | New York Post

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy claimed that he reached a “conceptual understanding” with Gov. Cuomo on Wednesday to credit the toll paid by Garden State motorists crossing the George Washington Bridge against the Manhattan congestion fee. But, hours later, New York officials insisted nothing had been settled. “Gov. Cuomo and I came to a conceptual […]

Confused About Congestion Pricing? Here’s What We Know | The New York Times

Confused About Congestion Pricing? Here’s What We Know | The New York Times

You’ve heard the news: New York will be the first American city to impose congestion pricing to alleviate traffic and raise money to modernize its sputtering subway. Drivers will have to pay to enter the heart of Manhattan beginning in 2021. But other than that, crucial details have yet to be worked out. The Triborough […]

Lyft and Uber lure people with low fares, but how long will cheap ride-sharing last? | MarketWatch

Lyft and Uber lure people with low fares, but how long will cheap ride-sharing last? | MarketWatch

Ridesharing giant Lyft went public on March 28 and, earlier this month, its bigger rival Uber said it will soon follow with its own IPO. The IPO prospectus for Lyft and the initial filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission by Uber lift the veil for the first time on the sustainability of their business […]

Uber v.s. Taxi: Which Saves You More? | The Daily Reckoning

Uber v.s. Taxi: Which Saves You More? | The Daily Reckoning

Other Costs to Consider Tipping – another major difference between ride sharing apps and taxis is tipping etiquette. Most taxi riders tip their drivers around 20 percent. Uber riders rarely tip at all since tipping has only recently become a feature within the apps. Surge pricing – another difference between ride-hailing apps and taxi cabs […]