These are the recent developments in ride-hailing and ride-sharing technology, policy, and trends so that you know more about your favorite services. We cover ridesharing news throughout the U.S., so wherever you are, and wherever you travel, you'll know the basics.
A proposed Chicago rideshare tax would levy up to $3 in taxes, fees to downtown fares, potentially increasing prices.
There is a new app designed to promote safety, ease ridesharing fears so that riders can decrease risk of sexual assault or other crime.
Uber has tried to put up ads in airports to direct travelers out to the ridesharing area.
A new plan to reduce traffic congestion at Logan Airport is about to begin and ride-hailing passengers will have to walk to the ridesharing area.
LINE launches ridesharing service in Taiwan, LINE TAXI, which has a rating system that allows users to review the quality of their rides.
There has been a congestion tax implemented in downtown Chicago to target ride-sharing trips.
The mayor proposed tripling ride-sharing taxes and fees on solo passengers downtown, on top of other increases, in order to decrease traffic.
In Cincinnati, there are designated locations for ride-sharing at specific times to improve efficiency and decrease traffic.
A new law went into effect in North Carolina on Tuesday requiring rideshare drivers in North Carolina to display a license plate number on the front of their vehicles. https://www.wcnc.com/article/traffic/part-of-new-rideshare-law-goes-into-effect-tuesday-in-north-carolina/275-32b0f859-e88c-404e-a27d-c3e8361b78cb
The City of Birmingham will begin testing a ridesharing service that uses vans – similar to Uber or Lyft – to carry multiple passengers.
Lyft's app will soon show a variety of transit options – e-scooters, shared bikes, ride-sharing, car rentals and public transit, thus deemphasizing ride-sharing. https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/24/20881576/lyft-app-redesign-bike-scooter-public-transportation
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