Driverless cars may not be ready for city streets in the immediate future, but some of the world's biggest companies are betting on them, and Zipcar founder Robin Chase says cities will be better off if mayors band together instead of negotiating solo with each corporation.
The budget deal Albany reached over the weekend includes the legalization of "transportation network companies" like Uber outside of New York City, but not the transparency measures advocates had called for.
A for-hire driver in an Uber cab injured a young man riding a bike on the Hudson River Greenway last week. The driver blamed the victim, and indications are NYPD did not conduct a full-scale investigation. The Taxi and Limousine Commission declined comment.
Yesterday, analyst Bruce Schaller published a groundbreaking report on the effect of Uber and other ride-hailing services on New York City streets and traffic. Schaller relied on copious trip data from ride-hailing companies to produce the report. But that same data, would not be obtainable under the disclosure provisions in Governor Cuomo's statewide "Uber" bill.