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October 4, 2019

Ford's transition from automaker to mobility company took another step forward in a small office space in downtown Ann Arbor this week. Instead of a new car or fancy self-driving tech update, Ford's big news was, basically, an AI-powered database.

Standing next to a big 3D model of the city, Ford's vice president of mobility, marketing and growth, Brett Whe...

September 26, 2019

In the final weeks of 2018, I caught a glimpse of transportation’s future on my way to an appointment. I was walking briskly to catch a bus I knew had 20-minute headways. If I missed it, I’d be late.

I fired up a trip-planning app on my phone, which gave me a real-time countdown to when the bus would arrive. I had five minutes to go three blocks. Crap! Now wa...

May 13, 2019

There were no splashy announcements accompanying Uber’s initial public offering Friday morning. And the person chosen to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange wasn’t CEO Dara Khosrowshahi or exiled founder Travis Kalanick but the company’s first intern, Austin Geidt, who started her career by handing out flyers to potential riders on the stree...

April 15, 2019

This morning, Lyft announced a new partnership with The Trust for Public Land, the national park nonprofit that formed in 1972. In the works for nearly a year, the new collaboration begins to bring clarity to Lyft’s City Works initiative, a promise the company made to invest $50 million or 1 percent of profits, whichever is higher, in infrastructure and tran...

April 2, 2019

Just before its initial public offering, ride-hailing giant Lyft announced a nationwide initiative that will funnel $50 million—or 1 percent of profits, whichever is larger—to support local transportation initiatives in U.S. cities.

The announcement included some plans that might be surprising to Lyft’s new investors—and potentially difficult for an automobil...

February 11, 2019

With options to rent scooters and electric bikes via its Jump subsidiary, a ride with Uber today doesn’t always mean getting in a car. Now, thanks to a new feature, it may soon mean hopping onto a train.

Today, Uber will launch a new Transit feature in Denver that allows users to plan their trips with public transportation in mind, and in the near future, pay...

February 6, 2019

In the final weeks of 2018, I caught a glimpse of transportation’s future on my way to an appointment. I was walking briskly to catch a bus I knew had 20-minute headways. If I missed it, I’d be late.

I fired up a trip-planning app on my phone, which gave me a real-time countdown to when the bus would arrive. I had five minutes to go three blocks. Crap! Now wa...

November 15, 2018

A lot of researchers are hitting the Uber and Lyft beat these days.

And with new studies finding that ride-hailing increases vehicle miles traveled, the trend has been to chew-Uber-up-and-spit-it-out.

However, a still-unpublished study from Carnegie Mellon University found that Uber and Lyft actually lower vehicle ownership rates. In fact, the companies could...

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