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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 […]

Uber vs. Lyft: A Comparison Shows Which Is Better | Inc.

Uber vs. Lyft: A Comparison Shows Which Is Better | Inc.

3. Pricing Uber and Lyft, being fierce competitors in most markets, charge pretty much the same during normal times. But both also charge higher prices in high-demand situations so as to bring in more drivers when they’re needed. Uber calls this “surge pricing” and Lyft calls it “prime time.” Both Chen and other observers have […]

Officials to discuss public opinion on ‘value pricing’ [Video] | KOIN

Officials to discuss public opinion on ‘value pricing’ [Video] | KOIN

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Oregon Transportation Commission will hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss the public opinion research on “value pricing” — or tolling — and congestion. The research that’s set to be released focuses on tolling on I-5 and I-205 from where the two freeways merge north of Wilsonville to the Washington […]

Congestion Pricing: Is There a Perfect Technology Solution? | Government Technology

Congestion Pricing: Is There a Perfect Technology Solution? | Government Technology

The technology supporting traffic reduction efforts like congestion pricing largely mirrors toll road technologies, and is poised to venture further into video and GPS-based systems in the future. Conversations around congestion pricing have picked up as more cities — largely internationally — have adopted the measure as a means to reduce car-related congestion in dense […]

Congestion Pricing Is Coming to New York. New Jersey Wants Revenge. | The New York Times

Congestion Pricing Is Coming to New York. New Jersey Wants Revenge. | The New York Times

New York and New Jersey are neighbors, but they have not always treated each other in a neighborly way. Their proximity and pride have led to plenty of fights — over who can lay claim to Ellis Island (both actually), which state has the best pizza (still raging) and the proper way to get gasoline […]

How smart congestion pricing will benefit New Yorkers | EDF

How smart congestion pricing will benefit New Yorkers | EDF

Last week, New York became the first American city to adopt congestion pricing—a move that should benefit both the city’s crumbling transit system and the environment. In highly dense areas such as lower Manhattan – where valuable road space is quite limited by its urban geography — congestion pricing allows for a better management for […]

Lyft & Uber Reject Transportation Safety Study, Researchers Support Congestion Pricing | EfficientGov

Lyft & Uber Reject Transportation Safety Study, Researchers Support Congestion Pricing | EfficientGov

Local Governments Consider Congestion Pricing The researchers advise local governments to use their findings to consider their developing regulations permitting and creating revenue from ride sharing. If they are leading to more accidents and fatalities, we should be talking about engaging congestion taxes, or should we enhance safety if we don’t want to reduce the […]

Uber launching JUMP scooters in Baltimore as Bird nearly doubles price per minute | Baltimore Sun

Uber launching JUMP scooters in Baltimore as Bird nearly doubles price per minute | Baltimore Sun

Uber is launching a fleet of about 300 of its JUMP electric scooters in Baltimore this week, becoming the latest company to join the city’s dockless scooter program, while a competitor nearly doubled the price per minute to ride Monday. The JUMP scooters are free to unlock and cost 15 cents per minute to operate. […]