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  1. Lissetti

    Seattle drafted a plan to tax Uber and Lyft traffic months ago. Now what?

    Lyft and Uber cars line up to take passengers on Boren Avenue North near John Street. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s policy advisers prepared a draft proposal for a new tax on Uber and Lyft months ago, including how the money might be spent, public records...
  2. Lissetti

    Charter bus fire causes big delays on I-5 in Seattle

    January 25th 2019. 2:58 pm. SEATTLE — A charter bus fire caused major delays during the Friday afternoon commute on I-5 in Seattle. Video from a WSDOT cam showed a white charter bus underneath an overpass near Spokane Street. Flames were shooting out of the bus shortly after 2:00 p.m in...
  3. BurgerTiime

    City cracking down on Uber/Lyft creating congestion by designated pick up zones

    http://m.startribune.com/downtown-minneapolis-to-designate-pickup-zones-for-uber-lyft-at-bar-close/501152462/ Minneapolis wants to designate a zone for Uber and Lyft drivers to pick up downtown nightclubbers and bar patrons at the end of the night, according to the city. The ride-share zone...
  4. BurgerTiime

    New study shows Uber and Lyft are making traffic 50% WORSE in San Fran

    Full story: https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Uber-Lyft-cars-clog-SF-streets-study-says-13309593.php Uber and Lyft cars contribute heavily to San Francisco’s traffic slowdowns, especially in the downtown and at night, according to a report being released on Tuesday, which both...
  5. Attockpak1

    To you guys!

    Everyone on this board especially Jim1985 and all the drivers who fought and lobbied for today's victory, congrats to you all! Although I am a driver I am sorry to say I was unable to attend, I have clinical rotations that eat up my day and nights. Shootouts to FuberNYC jaybx17 Wardell Curry...
  6. Karl Marx

    Robots on the Road

  7. Gone_in_60_seconds

    Yorkdale Mall nightmare on a Saturday

    Hello Community, has anyone experienced the ZOO of having to drop off a passenger at Yorkdale Mall on a Saturday? It was about the worst congestion that I have ever seen. I would say its very close or may possibly exceed in term of delays experienced driving in downtown Toronto in rush hour. I...
  8. BurgerTiime

    New pricing plan could add up to $5 per ride

    https://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/gov-cuomo-praises-manhattan-congestion-pricing-plan-1.16275930 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Saturday said adding charges on “for-hire” vehicles such as Uber and Lyft could help ease the massive, mind-numbing traffic in Manhattan. “That is one of the first...
  9. Jack Malarkey

    Traffic congestion in Canberra

    (1) Canberra traffic congestion is increasing daily travel times by 20%. (2) Overall time on the road increased by 3% in 2016 in Canberra. (3) Since 2008, congestion in Canberra has increased by 6%. (4) Spread across 230 working days, congestion in Canberra represents 80 hours extra on the...
  10. Jack Malarkey

    Traffic congestion in Australia

    THE CONGESTION COST * Sydney - average of 156 hours a year lost at a cost of $1.04 billion * Melbourne - 130 hours, $912 million * Hobart - 123 hours, $80 million * Brisbane - 104 hours, $611 million * Adelaide - 99 hours, $249 million * Gold Coast - 95 hours, $125 million * Perth - 94...
  11. BurgerTiime

    Why is San Francisco traffic so bad? Uber and Lyft are to blame, says city

    http://m.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/San-Francisco-traffic-Uber-Lyft-SFMTA-blame-10791265.php A recent state regulatory filing by SFMTA minces no words about where the blame lies for San Francisco's major traffic problems. The filing, which SFMTA submitted before the California Public...
  12. Gallium

    Airport congestion

    Anecdote: On Friday, I dropped off a family at Qantas Domestic and thought I'd head to McDonald's for a grilled chicken burger lunch, when two unusual (to me) things occurred. First, traffic on Ross Smith Avenue was gridlocked going to the McDonald's from the terminal, something that I have not...
  13. NYETA_

    Uber’s Car-Free Day Hypocrisy

    Uber’s Car-Free Day Hypocrisy New Yorkers for Equal Transportation Access http://nyeta.org/ There is a “CarFreeNYC” rally today sponsored by, CM Ydanis Rodriguez, the chair of NYC Council’s transportation committee...
  14. keeper1

    New expert report reveals two-tier taxi industry risks include increased congestion and vehicle emis

    http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/new-expert-report-reveals-two-tier-taxi-industry-risks-include-increased-congestion-and-vehicle-emissions-while-costs-saving-can-prove-elusive-529905771.html I agree with the report. But Uber can greatly improve the situation. First, make pooling default...