ride sharing

Shared-Use Mobility Reference Guide (Shared-Use Mobility Center, 2016)

This reference guide is intended to provide government, business and community leaders with an introduction to shared-use mobility and help prepare them to address the rapid changes currently taking place in cities across the nation. Far beyond on-call services such as Uber and Lyft, shared-use

Uber offers slugging and fixed-route service

By Eric Sundquist The distinction between transit and transportation network companies (TNCs) got smaller in early December, as Uber rolled out a version of “slugging” and fixed-route services. Uber’s slugging service is called UberCOMMUTE. Previously piloted in China, it launched this week

Regulation catching up with the ride-sharing industry

By Bill Holloway As Uber, Sidecar, and Lyft ride-sharing services have expanded their reach into cities across the world, questions about if and how they should be regulated have followed close behind. Taxi drivers have been concerned that the new services will be unfairly advantaged if they are

A New Way To Go: The Transportation Apps and Vehicle-Sharing Tools that Are Giving More Americans the Freedom to Drive Less (USPIRG, 2013)

Over the last 15 years, the Internet and mobile communications technologies have transformed the way Americans live and work. During that same period, growth in vehicle travel slowed and then stopped, with Americans today driving about as much on average as we did in 1996. Early evidence suggests

Mode choice? There’s an app for that

By Mary Ebeling For almost a decade, per-capita VMT has shown a flat to downward trend. But don’t be fooled; people are traveling. Transit ridership is up. Biking and walking for transportation continues to increase. Car-sharing and ride-sharing services are seeing a boom. New technologies,

High tech hitchhiking as an alternative to transit

Zimride, a Silicon Valley start-up, allows people that need rides and people with cars traveling the same route to find each other. The New York Times reports that, as an alternative to transit or intercity buses and trains, ride sharing is becoming more popular and easier as more people carry

Carpooling apps cut commuting costs

An article published earlier this month on the Cartech blog details ways that smartphone applications can facilitate ridesharing. “Now that hybrid vehicles lost their single-occupancy privileges in California carpool lanes, ride sharing could start to sound a lot more appealing to commuters. To

Getting from Point A to Point B

Using insiders as well, cities and states are creating communication tools to make sure that their citizens know what transportation options are available to them.  A video for Idaho, is available at the I-way web site. The Raspberry Express is a ridesharing service on the Hibiscus Coast