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As Lyft and Uber Go Public, the Future of Mobility Remains Up for Grabs

On April 11, Uber registered for an initial public offering of stock (IPO) with the government. As part of that filing, the company revealed more about its financials than is required by law. The document gives an insight into Uber’s business challenges and the evolving market of rented mobility. Included on page 3 of Uber’s […]

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Rochester, MN : A Question of UBER importance

Although I live in Minneapolis now, I grew up about 90 miles south of Minneapolis in Rochester, MN.  For those of you that aren’t aware, Rochester is a neat little place.  It’s also a strange little place that has been in a state of change for a number of years now. The folk song of […]

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Chart of the Day: Income vs Public Transit Access

Here’s a chart from a  article on the relationship between Uber and public transit in New York City, via the incomparable fivethirtyeight blog. I recommend the whole thing, but the key part of the argument centers around this grid comparing income to transit access: Here’s how the author describes the chart: Put another way: Given […]

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Minneapolis: Embrace 21st Century Transportation Options

Minneapolis is almost one step closer to joining the 21st century. After months of dragging its feet, it should opt to do the inevitable: allow Lyft drivers to pick-up people within its borders. Well, the City is in the progress of making that happen. ___ It was 2004. I remember looking in awe at the price tag of college textbooks: $100 for […]

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The War on Cars

The War on Cars has a long history. Once the story hits NPR, you know it’s real, or maybe the existence of the #WARONCARS hashtag proves it. While the debate continues, I have determined the The War on Cars is real. If you really love cars, you’ll be surprised which side of the war you should […]

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Who will raise my Taxis

Taxis are an essential feature of an urban transportation system where travelers must go from point to point but lack automobiles. This mainly occurs in two situations: first where travelers do not possess a car, and fixed route transit is nonexistent or inadequate; second, where travelers are coming from out of town, and do not […]

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