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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 […]

SDOT unveils early research on congestion tolling in Seattle | MYNorthwest

SDOT unveils early research on congestion tolling in Seattle | MYNorthwest

To get a better sense of what it’s working with, SDOT reviewed 11 different pricing tools. It ultimately narrowed that list down to four, based on criteria like equity, implementation, congestion relief, and climate health. The study did note that it also wasn’t entirely ruling out the seven other models, and that the city may […]

Ballot: Drivers oppose thought of paying toll to enter DC | Infosurhoy

Ballot: Drivers oppose thought of paying toll to enter DC | Infosurhoy

Last month, New York City approved a similar downtown congestion toll, designed to make people think twice before adding to traffic. On Tuesday, D.C. Council members voted in favor of a congestion-pricing study that will cost about $500,000. “Traffic is already a constant inconvenience for District residents, and with the arrival of autonomous vehicles in […]

Uber and Lyft Drivers Manipulate Surge Pricing | The Drive

Uber and Lyft Drivers Manipulate Surge Pricing | The Drive

Lyft went public. Then Uber. Measures meant to illustrate that the rideshare companies were ready to leave the security of Silicon Valley and enter reality. Yet, the two IPOs fell flat on their respective faces. Each company’s stock price has tumbled and investors have quickly realized that an ever-growing ridership doesn’t necessarily equate to a […]

Uber and Lyft drivers at a DC airport trigger surge pricing by turning off apps at the same time | Daily Mail Online

Uber and Lyft drivers at a DC airport trigger surge pricing by turning off apps at the same time | Daily Mail Online

Drivers for Uber and Lyft admit to manipulating the ride sharing apps so that customers will have to pay for a price surge. A group of up to 150 drivers routinely use the trick while waiting in the parking lot for passengers at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. The drivers artificially inflate the fare […]