User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Rideshare
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Everything Shown During Nindies Spring Showcase 20.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A ton of indie games were announced during the Spring Showcase.
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Congestion pricing isn’t the answer; more bike and bus lanes are 13.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: I agree that car drivers need to pay to travel alone in their cars on the streets of Los Angeles if we are to do anything to combat congestion. But the idea of selling car lane access to people willing to pay a fee is not the way to do it.

We need to make single-car drivers pay by...

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California’s Teachers Are Finally Going After the Original Sin That Wrecked the State’s Public Schools 12.3.2019 Mother Jones
On February 20, just before Oakland’s teachers went on strike, Carmelita Reyes organized a carpool of 35 city principals to travel to Sacramento to meet with state lawmakers. Their plan: to urge legislators to spend more on schools, cancel the Oakland Unified School District’s $36 million in outstanding debt, and revise the state’s laws on […]
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How to save money on your next Lyft or Uber ride at San Francisco’s airport 12.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Fliers traveling into San Francisco International Airport can save $3 on their next Uber X or Lyft ride by being picked up at the airport’s parking garage instead of curbside. It’s an effort to improve traffic congestion at SFO while keeping convenience and costs low for ride-hailing customers,...

If Lyft can't keep its drivers as independent contractors, it may never be profitable 9.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Lyft’s entire business model is predicated on its relationship with its drivers. It hinges on recruiting them, keeping them happy, ensuring the company never has to provide them health insurance and other benefits, and eventually finding a way to replace some of them with self-driving cars so Lyft...

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Three-time Bay Area carpool lane cheat busted again for riding with a pair of dummies 9.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Something was wrong with the two passengers sitting in the back seat of a Ford SUV zooming down the carpool lane on Interstate 80 in Richmond on Thursday morning.

They didn’t have heads, arms or legs. The passengers, in fact, weren’t even people.

“It was actually just two jackets filled with random,...

L.A. Metro will study how to make driving more expensive — in your car or in an Uber 1.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In an attempt to tame traffic, Los Angeles County transportation officials Thursday took their biggest steps yet toward making driving in the region more expensive, approving studies on how to impose more tolls, taxes or other fees on private driving and ride-hailing trips.

The Metropolitan Transportation...

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Jonas Brothers Announce Reunion, New Song 28.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"We’ve got to dust off the cobwebs."
Navigating a safe path to schools surrounded by homicide: by foot, by bus, by car 27.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In the most dangerous neighborhoods in Los Angeles, thousands of students must navigate safe paths to and from school — traveling through multiple gang territories amid threats of robbery, harassment, sexual assault, kidnapping and other hazards.

Dymally High School, in Green Meadows, and Hawkins...

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30 Harvard-Westlake students diagnosed with whooping cough amid wider outbreak 27.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Thirty students at the private Harvard-Westlake School have recently fallen ill with whooping cough, part of a larger outbreak across Los Angeles County that officials are struggling to contain.

The surge of cases at Harvard-Westlake spans the Studio City and Beverly Crest campuses of the school,...

L.A. County weighs a tax on Uber and Lyft to curb traffic congestion 26.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Transportation officials are considering a tax on Uber and Lyft rides in Los Angeles County, saying the Bay Area tech companies don’t pay their fair share to maintain public streets and exacerbate congestion in a traffic-choked region.

The ride-hailing fee is in the early stages of discussion at...

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Are you an employee or a contractor? Carpenters, strippers and dog walkers now face that question 23.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When Kristyn Hansen first took a job at Stews Barber Shop, she cut hair nine hours a day, three days a week. She earned no overtime pay, had no mandated breaks, and her Ladera Ranch bosses didn’t cover Social Security taxes, unemployment or disability insurance.

That’s because Hansen, 32, was classified...

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U.S. 36 carpool program seeks to reduce traffic, improve air quality 12.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
Early Monday chill couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of Audrey DeBarros and Saila Hanninen, who were eager to kickstart Colorado's first on demand ride-share program at the U.S. 36 and Table Mesa transit station.
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With the launch of self-driving ride-share service 'Waymo One,' what’s next for cities? 5.2.2019 Small Business |
Google's autonomous vehicle offshoot and other AVs claim to help relieve urban area issues — but there are four questions they must answer first.
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Try almost anything to reduce traffic — except charging drivers more 26.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Car commuting burns gasoline, imposes significant health costs and arguably makes residents of the more densely populated areas of Los Angeles less mobile. And yet, people do not want to pay more to do it, even if they concede we ought to rely less on driving.

That was the broad sentiment of the...

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Metro weighs charging drivers by the mile, adding freeway tolls to cut congestion 22.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For years, Southern California lawmakers have tried to steer clear of decisions that make driving more expensive or miserable, afraid of angering one of their largest groups of constituents.

But now, transportation officials say, congestion has grown so bad in Los Angeles County that politicians...

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Only an electric car can turn the sun's energy into mileage 2.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: There needs to be a balance in viewing electric cars and their use in Southern California or anywhere. I’ve built and owned electric vehicles for the last eight years, and they have proved to be the best and most economical transportation I have ever experienced. (“Yes, you can drive...

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Here's your Rose Bowl game travel primer 31.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Ohio State and Washington will meet in the 105th Rose Bowl game Tuesday at 2 p.m. Parking around the stadium will be limited. Ticket holders are encouraged to use public transportation or carpool and to arrive early.

Getting to the game

Drop-off for taxis, ride-hailing services

No drop-offs or...

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Yes, you can drive an electric car easily in California — but do your research first 30.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Los Angeles Times auto reporter Charles Fleming should know better. (“My kingdom for a charging station: one electric-vehicle driver’s frustrating search,” Dec. 26)

He has experience with electric cars, so surely he knows you must have access to electricity in order to charge an...

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How I plan to idiot-proof my travels in 2019 24.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

I’ve already broken one of my travel resolutions for the new year. I promised I wouldn’t be early anymore. But here it is Dec. 23, and I’m already writing my New Year’s resolutions well before the ball drop. How annoyingly like me to be early. Except, of course, when it comes to deadlines, where...

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