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Ride-Sharing Services for Hard-to-Serve Areas

The neediest and best-suited areas for what some call “microtransit” is seen to be in the suburbs, industrial areas, and other places where the population density is too low to support full-fledged service. A report going before the Toronto’s Transit Commission’s board on Wednesday recommends that the agency look into launching a pilot project of an “on-demand ride-sharing service concept” as

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BMW Car-Sharing Offers Free Lifetime Memberships

Seattle – Portlanders have a new way to get around town with today’s official launch of ReachNow car sharing. ReachNow provides members with convenient and easy access to a fleet of new BMW and MINI vehicles perfect for trips around town, evenings out and weekend getaways. To celebrate ReachNow’s second city, lifetime membership is free for a limited time, with drive

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The Uber Way to Air Travel

a Chicago startup believes it’s found a way to bring air travel to the sharing economy by connecting passengers to licensed, professional pilots. And it just launched its on-demand service nationwide. FlyOtto allows travelers to find, book and pay for regional flights on privately chartered aircraft from their phone or computer. The service, which was born out of Chicago startup OpenAirplane, a company

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Hail, Yes ! See Jane Go on Ride-Sharing for Women Only

A ride-sharing service app called See Jane Go for women drivers and passengers launched recently in southern California. See Jane Go has started operating in Orange County, California but plans aggressive nationwide expansion, according to Tech Crunch. See Jane Go meets the demand for women-only ride-sharing which was highlighted in informal surveys. As Tech Crunch noted, “…I found that women are uncomfortable as

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Ford Acquires Chariot, Launch GoBike in San Francisco

Ford is teaming up with major global cities – starting with San Francisco – to solve congestion issues and help people move more easily, today and in the future. The company announced an agreement to acquire Chariot, a San Francisco-based crowd-sourced shuttle service, and collaborating with bike-sharing provider Motivate to expand its transportation solutions in city centers. Ford also is

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PSA & Bollore to Launch Car-Sharing Service in Los Angeles

France’s PSA will launch car-sharing services in Los Angeles in partnership with Bollore Group, CEO Carlos Tavares said on Monday. “We’re working with a good number of cities, including LA, to offer car-sharing solutions with Bollore Group,” Tavares said at a seminar organized by business daily Les Echos, adding that the company had “other discussions in progress”. Tavares also said

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BYD Partners Canadians for “Smarter, Safer Transit Buses” Development

The Canadian province of Alberta is partnering with the world’s leading all-electric bus firm, BYD, for the development of “smarter, safer transit buses,” according to an email sent to CleanTechnica and EV Obsession. The new framework agreement seems to be a serious one, as it was actually signed in the presence of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canadian Minister

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4G Wireless Carrier gets Exclusive with LeEco Super Bike

Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A new connected bike promises to be a game-changer for cycling. AT&T will be the exclusive U.S. wireless carrier for the LeEco Super Bike. The bike comes with a waterproof smart device with a 4-inch display, running Android™ software, connected to AT&T’s cellular network. “The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating endless possibilities for consumers and

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Ride-hailing is Becoming Public Transportation

When the Department of Transportation released a 30-year traffic report last year, US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told BuzzFeed he thought public transportation would start “behaving more like Uber.” A year and a half later, public transit agencies across the country are not just behaving like Uber — they’re subsidizing it outright for their residents. Altamonte Springs, Florida, 10 miles

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Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $150,000 Research Grant

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Hyundai Hope On Wheels® (HHOW) and Los Angeles-area Hyundai dealers will present Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with a $150,000 Young Investigator Grant to be used to expand the knowledge base of pediatric cancer and improve the standards of care. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was one of 10 recipients across the country selected from nonprofit

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