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Mount Vernon considers taxi permits for certain felons. Taxi applicants with non-violent felony convictions for drugs, burglaries and white-collar thefts would be considered for a permit LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Uber touts corporate policy to offer felons a second chance. Non-violent convicts like prostitutes, thieves and fraudsters will be allowed to get behind the wheel of Uber cars in two more states under a new plan the company is rolling out. LINK

Former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler accused of diesel fraud released from prisonLINK

  • FLASHBACK: Audi CEO Rupert Stadler is in line for a 7 million euro ($8 million) payout if he is cleared of involvement in Volkswagen Group’s diesel emissions cheating. LINK

London Underground commuters fainting at ‘alarming levels’. Since 2016, 825 people have fainted or felt faint while traveling on the Tube between 08:00 and 08:59. During the summers of 2017 and 2018, temperatures on the Tube soared to more than 35°C (95F) – hotter than the European Union limit of 30°C (86F) for transporting cattle. LINK

Take a free Citi Bike in New York; Divvy in Chicago; Ford GoBikes in the Bay Area; Blue Bikes in Boston; CoGo in Columbus, Ohio; Biketown in Portland, Oregon; Capital Bikeshare in Washington, D.C.; and Nice Ride in the Twin Cities, Minnesota to the polls on Election Day. LINK

How’s about a free scooter? Lime teams up with and I am a Voter to offer Free Election Day Rides LINK

Uber introduces an Amazon Prime-style monthly subscription service. For $14.99 a month users can avoid surge pricing. Uber said on Tuesday that it started offering a subscription service, called Ride Pass, that allows users to guarantee set prices for a monthly fee. LINK

Musky says Tesla will ‘obviously’ take on rivals Uber and Lyft with its own ride-hailing service. Tesla’s platform, which is not yet operational, will give customers the ability to “offer their car, add or subtract to the fleet at will,” Musk said. Tesla plans to run a company-owned fleet of autonomous vehicles to pick up passengers wherever or whenever there are not enough customer cars to be lent out, he said comparing this service to the peer-to-peer lodgings business of Airbnb. LINK

NYC to waive $12M in renewal fees for taxi medallion owners. The Taxi and Limousine Commission will waive $1,100 in renewal fees for the city’s 11,286 medallion owners. LINK

Prague City Hall is discussing a plan to close some taxi stands and convert them to charging stations for shared electric vehicles. LINK

Waymo wins industry’s first approval to test driverless cars on public roads in California. Initially, the autonomous vehicles will be allowed to operate in parts of Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Palo Alto in northern California. LINK

Waymo has started charging passengers for rides in its autonomous cars in Phoenix, making the company the first self-driving car manufacturer to launch commercial services LINK

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Anthony Barba

As the founder of mobility as a marketing consultancy pumpkin, Anthony helps brands utilize transportation to increase their competitive advantage & create new revenue streams. once gave TEDx talk on how the rise of the mafia in las vegas is connected to the future of mobility … then walked off stage to buy his daughter a Spider-Man action figure next door.

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