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Startup lets you rent out your own car by the hour | NZ Herald

Startup lets you rent out your own car by the hour | NZ Herald

The idea behind YourDrive is that you can rent out your car during downtime – be it while you’re at work or away for a few days. The startup has software that will suggest hourly and daily pricing based on make and model, but an owner can override it if they choose. Ellison says allowing […]

MTA And City Move Forward On Congestion Pricing | Gothamist

MTA And City Move Forward On Congestion Pricing | Gothamist

The MTA and the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) are moving forward with preparations for implementing congestion pricing. For now, that means issuing a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) on what the next steps are to get the program up and running. This is so both agencies are on the same page when it comes to […]

Uber drivers are reportedly manipulating the app to create artificial surge pricing | BGR

Uber drivers are reportedly manipulating the app to create artificial surge pricing | BGR

Surge pricing is a frustrating, but understandable, compromise that we have to deal with in order to have affordable rides at our beck and call everywhere we go. If the weather’s bad, a major concert or sporting event just let out, or it’s just an especially busy night, you might end up paying an extra […]

NYC Needs a Direct Train to JFK, Not Uber Copter | CityLab

NYC Needs a Direct Train to JFK, Not Uber Copter | CityLab

The ride-hailing company’s plan to offer Manhattan-to-JFK helicopter shuttles overshadows the public-transit alternative that would help many more travelers. There are three ways to get from Manhattan to the city’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. All of them are pretty bad. First, there’s the subway: You can take the A or E out to eastern […]

Op-Ed: Blame city of Chicago for price gouging of O’Hare suburban taxi riders | Will County Gazette

Op-Ed: Blame city of Chicago for price gouging of O’Hare suburban taxi riders | Will County Gazette

Give WGN9 credit for a fine investigative report on “The airport hustle: Unauthorized drivers looking to take passengers for a ride.” WGN undercover reporters described how unlicensed drivers are gouging O’Hare International Airport arriving passengers. One driver wanted to charge a reporter $89-$100 to suburban Naperville when a pre-arranged ride with a legitimate ride costs $50.Even […]

Uber launching helicopter service to JFK this summer | New York Post

Uber launching helicopter service to JFK this summer | New York Post

Uber is finally ready to take to the skies — and has chosen the Big Apple for its helicopter-sharing debut. The ride-hailing giant said Thursday its aerial division, Uber Elevate, will launch a luxe service called Uber Copter on July 9 that will fly passengers from Lower Manhattan to JFK airport in eight minutes. As […]

Opinion: Congestion Pricing is Just One Step Toward Reclaiming City Streets | CITYLIMITS.org

Opinion: Congestion Pricing is Just One Step Toward Reclaiming City Streets | CITYLIMITS.org

New York recently took two big steps forward in its fight to make New York City streets safer, more equitable, and better for city life. On March 31, the State Legislature passed a budget that includes funding to establish a congestion pricing zone for motor vehicles driving below 60th Street in Manhattan. Almost two months […]

Dori: Congestion pricing vote will be taxation without representation | KIRO Radio

Dori: Congestion pricing vote will be taxation without representation | KIRO Radio

You and I must stop the financial tsunami of tolling every single road in this region through congestion pricing. Jenny Durkan has declared that she wants to toll Seattle’s streets before the end of her first term in 2021. That lines up perfectly with the 20-year timetable that I told you about in 2001. This […]

North Texas Tollway Authority is most improved, especially when compared to TxDOT’s ‘managed lanes’ | Dallas News

North Texas Tollway Authority is most improved, especially when compared to TxDOT’s ‘managed lanes’ | Dallas News

A decade ago, the No. 1 villain in the life of The Watchdog was the North Texas Tollway Authority. I received so many complaints from readers about the NTTA over-billing commuters for late toll charges — $500 in fees and penalties for an unpaid $19 toll bill, for instance — that I helped organize a […]

Seattle narrows congestion pricing options | K5 News

Seattle narrows congestion pricing options | K5 News

Officials within the City of Seattle say they are committed to racial and social justice as they study congestion pricing. A 48-page summary report of the work done so far points out the average Seattle household spends 15 percent of its budget on transportation. However, that increases to as much as 30 percent for low-income […]