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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 […]

Why your Uber fares and Airbnb rental fees are about to skyrocket | Daily Mail Online

Why your Uber fares and Airbnb rental fees are about to skyrocket | Daily Mail Online

Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts will no longer be able to dodge taxes on their earnings under a controversial new rule set to see a huge jump in prices for consumers. The federal government will enforce a compulsory reporting system to ensure the 11 million Australians signed up with sharing-economy platforms have no choice but […]

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 Freight adds facility data to shipper platform | Supply Chain Dive

Uber Freight adds facility data to shipper platform | Supply Chain Dive

This latest tool from Uber Freight is another move by the company to promote transparency in the logistics industry. The company last month launched Lane Explorer, allowing shippers to view dates and prices two weeks out in a Google Flights-like interface. Uber Freight claimed the feature sets a “new standard for price transparency.” Competitor Convoy […]

Uber Eats test lets restaurants trade discounts for ranking boost | TechCrunch

Uber Eats test lets restaurants trade discounts for ranking boost | TechCrunch

But what it did confirm is that the discounts for promoted placement test is live in India. “We’re always experimenting with ways to make it easier to find your favorite foods on Uber Eats,, according to a statement provided by an Uber spokesperson. The feature allows restaurants to create a bundled meal at a certain price […]

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. […]