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Will Uber Go Under?

Dean Baker | Posted 08.08.2016 | Business
Dean Baker

By driving Uber out of the market, cities can help to keep their taxi industry competitive. They are also likely to be opening up opportunities for locally based taxi services.

Here's Another Way Uber, Lyft Are Beating Taxis

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business

The taxi industry is tired of competing with ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft. According to a new report, the taxi industry's tires are more ...

NYC Takes Action After Drowsy Cab Driver Kills 88-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business

Just months after Uber limited its New York City drivers to 12-hour shifts, the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission has announced a proposal to do th...

The Best Taxi and Ride-Hailing Apps Around the World

Marriott Traveler | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.19.2016 | Travel
Read More: Taxis, Travel News

When it comes to hailing a taxi, pulling out your smartphone to order a ride has replaced waving one down. Let’s face it, it’s just easier—and i...

Life, Death and N.Y.C. Taxis

Jay Goldman | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Jay Goldman

I'm regularly being transported between points A and B by people I've never met and will likely never see again. Usually that's not a problem, but every now and then, #DrowsyDriving catches up and it becomes life threatening. Here's what happened to me.

Cabbie Drives Himself To Police Station After Getting Shot In The Face

CBS New York | Adam Goldberg | Posted 03.28.2016 | Crime

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A taxi driver managed to drive himself to a police station to get help after he was shot in the face early Monday m...

Why I'm Skeptical of the 'Pink Taxi'

Zeynep Lokmanoglu | Posted 03.04.2016 | Women
Zeynep Lokmanoglu

I don't need a Pink Taxi to remind me that I need a safe space because the norm of us being harassed and them not harassing will not change. With the line of thinking that produces the Pink Taxi, no form of safety will be sufficient.

7 Ways You're Throwing Money Away While Traveling

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.22.2016 | Travel

Seemingly tiny expenses can add up quickly when you're traveling. And often it's money that's better spent elsewhere. Here are seven expenses you can ...

2015: The Year The Rideshare Industry Crushed The Taxi [Infographic]

Syed Irfan Ajmal | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Syed Irfan Ajmal

Hundreds of thousands of drivers. Millions of users. Billions in VC funding. $51 billon valuations. After seeing the explosive growth of rideshare com...

Get off the Tut-Tut!

Todd Buchholz | Posted 01.13.2016 | Travel
Todd Buchholz

He looked like a little man, stooped and unthreatening. He even smiled, though his teeth looked like tombstones. My daughter Victoria and I needed a ride back to the hotel after an evening of admiring snakes on a stick at the Beijing night market.

Uber Lawsuit Will Put Us Back in Taxicab Hell

Zach Dean | Posted 10.14.2015 | Business
Zach Dean

There may come a time where Uber goes too far and you will need to band together to stick it to the man, but this is not that time. Please, stop crowding our courts and get back to work... or don't. You drive for Uber, remember? You can work whenever you want. It's a pretty nice gig.

Ripped Off in Istanbul

Christine Blackburn | Posted 09.29.2015 | Travel
Christine Blackburn

I like to think I know how to travel. I spent 7 years as a flight attendant and did a stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the South Pacific. I've trav...

New York Hopes Its 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Will Compete With Uber

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business

The taxis swarming down the streets of New York are going to look a little different soon. Beginning Tuesday, the Nissan NV200 minivan -- also called ...

Super Uber or Uber Stupor?

Frank Islam | Posted 08.13.2016 | Business
Frank Islam

Uber is transforming the nation's car service transportation for hire landscape. This transformation presents the opportunity to revisit and reform the social and regulatory policies that govern this industry.

Uber Is Serving New York’s Outer Boroughs More Than Taxis Are

FiveThirtyEight | Jenny Che | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business

The recent debate between Uber and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over whether the ride-for-hire company was exacerbating Manhattan congestion was...

To Courtney, With Love

Philip Kyle | Posted 06.30.2016 | World
Philip Kyle

In the last few days, you have become an icon in France. Sure, you were already an icon: you are passionate, unconventional, and provocative. We, the French, like to think of ourselves as all of that, and more.

N.Y.C. Taxi Owners Are Denying Benefits to Drivers -- The City Council Can Stop Them

Richard Kirsch | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Next up on the City Council's to-do list should be reversing a court decision that robbed taxi drivers, another group of mostly immigrant workers, of health and disability benefits.

Driverless cars will reshape the economy, but these three hurdles will make it a slow process

Sam Tracy | Posted 06.19.2016 | Technology
Sam Tracy

In the past decade, the idea of cars driving themselves has quickly gone from sci-fi dream to impending reality.

Autonomous Vehicles Will Replace Taxi Drivers, But That's Just the Beginning

Sam Tracy | Posted 06.10.2016 | Technology
Sam Tracy

Robots taking human jobs means that those humans can spend their time doing higher-valued work that will drive even more progress, which is especially good news for less-desirable professions like long-haul trucking, which is actually facing a worsening shortage of workers.

Watch What Happens When A 'Heterophobic' Taxi Driver Takes The Wheel

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

International taxi app Hailo recently got creative in its support of same-sex marriage in Ireland, and the result is positively cheeky. In the vi...

Uber Unhealthy: The Challenge of Sedentary Occupations

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

It would be wise for those with jobs that have few options for movement to develop scheduled programs of walking and more vigorous exercise during slow periods, before and after shifts, and on any days off.

What's Behind Europe's Taxi Revolt Against Uber?

Alberto Heimler | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Alberto Heimler

ROME -- The contrast between Europe's resistance to Uber and America's warmer reception for the ride-sharing service highlights once again how European regulatory structures, in principle designed to protect consumers, end up protecting entrenched suppliers and stifling innovation.

Will Rideshares and Taxis Equal Accessible Transportation

Eric Lipp | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Eric Lipp

People with disabilities and older adults have a massive need for transportation and the industry has really not responded. But there might be an answer, a software with rideshare connections that could increase transportation options for people with disabilities.

What Are the Best Tips For Hailing Cabs in New York City?

Quora | Posted 04.27.2015 | New York

I drive a yellow cab. Here are some tips to the tourist, the New Yorker, and the tourist that thinks he's a New Yorker.

7 Ways Uber Can Step Up Its Game

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

If Uber can come up with market designs that allocate scarce perishable resources in real time more efficiently and make people happier, that's applicable in a lot of areas and worth far more than the taxi industry they're disrupting. It's a hundreds-of-billions of dollars type of problem.