This Week in Mobility: № 53

By November 10, 2017Mobility Newsletter

Here are a few of the most interesting new mobility ideas & business trends of the week


The elderly have increasing been getting taxis to deliver alcohol to their rest homes, which has prompted health concerns about falls while drunk and mixing medication with booze. LINK 


In an effort to improve public safety, Lyft will offer discounted rides to marijuana users in Colorado LINK


The New MTA has decided to ban alcohol ads on buses and subways in NYC, which proponents say will help reduce youth exposure to alcohol advertising. LINK


Free taxi rides to the polls Tuesday in Nassau County, New York — taxi companies will give Nassau seniors and disabled residents free rides to the polls Tuesday. LINK


For a second year in a row, Lawrence County, Kansas transit authority is offering free rides to the polls LINK


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Truxx ride-sharing service is like Lyft, except it helps you transport stuff like big screen TVs, instead of people. LINK


Lake county, Florida has plans for a pilot program using services like Uber or Lyft to supplement it’s public transportation. The ride-sharing services would serve those in lake’s transportation disadvantaged program and help get them to doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping, work or school. LINK


Isis leader Al-Baghdadi ‘has fled Iraq to Syria in a … wait for it …. yellow taxi to avoid drawing suspicion’ he’s said to have urged militants to keep fighting before he jumped in yellow cab LINK


Violence between rival taxi services in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, looks set to become an all-out war, after a taxi boss was shot and killed. Police say that the man, who is the chairperson of the Sizwe taxi association, was ambushed by unknown gunmen while driving on Sunday night. LINK


taxi driver and airport workers got caught trying to smuggle cocaine in Birmingham, UK. LINK


The enforcement of “proof-of-payment” for Cleveland public transit by police was ruled unconstitutional. Judge says to use civilians instead. LINK


A taxi strike in South Africa threatens to harm pupils at a critical time. They use the service to attend school and it’s exam season. LINK


Owensboro, Kentucky chamber of commerce has launched a social media campaign to convince ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft that they are needed. The mission was founded to help local businesses. LINK


The chamber of commerce in Eugene, Oregon has taken a similar tack, urging the city of Eugene to work to bring Uber and Lyft to townLINK


City officials in Cambridge, Mass. are reviewing recently-built bike lanes after businesses complained that less parking space is hurting the bottom line.LINK

This Week in Mobility: № 53

Anthony Barba

Anthony Barba

Anthony is the Mobility Report's editor. Originally from New York, he now lives with his family in Berlin. Mr. Barba's first car was a 1978 VW Scirocco.

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