Category: Transit

Big loss for Uber, Lyft in Austin, TX, referendum on ride-sharing rules

Uber and Lyft are threatening to shut down services in Austin, Texas, this morning in the wake of a punishing referendum loss that saw overwhelming public support for regulation of ride-sharing, especially strong criminal record check rules. Despite being outspent by… Read More

Report on impact of self-driving cars could be before Vancouver council by fall

Vancouver engineering staff have recruited a researcher and begun preliminary analysis of the implications of driverless cars for the city’s transportation sector. A report should come to council as early as this fall. The project is in response to a motion… Read More

Fassbender’s U-turn on vehicle levy signals continuing chaos in BC funding plans

It took Peter Fassbender, minister responsible for Translink, only a few hours yesterday to complete a double U-turn on Victoria’s transit funding policy, declaring first that a referendum would not be needed to impose a vehicle levy and… Read More

Massive “disruption” of taxi sector already under way, but Victoria no closer to ride-sharing response

The Board of Trade’s appeal to Victoria to develop a comprehensive policy for ride-sharing — echoing a similar call from Vancouver city council last fall — makes the completely erroneous claim that shares in taxi companies sell for… Read More