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After bitter rivalry, Uber partners with MV Transportation, a company that provides paratransit services across the US and Canada to improve wheelchair-accessible rides in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Toronto, and Washington, DC  LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Uber, Lyft, Via Sue City Over Wheelchair Requirements LINK

After bitter rivalry, Uber partners with Orlando’s Mears, Southeast’s largest taxi companies. Uber grows its supply of vehicles. Mears gains access to Uber’s consumers. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Travis Kalanick: “We’re in a political campaign, and the candidate is Uber and the opponent is an asshole named Taxi.” LINK

It’s not just any billboard. It’s a Chinese self-driving vending machine billboardLINK

It’s not just any traffic cone. It’s a self-driving pirate traffic cone that hi-jacks parking spots.  Now for the good news… The pirate traffic cone will gladly move if you pay its ransom demand.  LINK

University of Bridgeport officials announce a scooters pilot program LINK

University of Maryland officials announce a scooters pilot program LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Texas Tech Lubbock officials announce a scooters pilot program  LINK
  • FLASHBACK: Purdue officials announce a scooters pilot LINK
  • FLASHBACK: Monash University officials announce a scooters pilot program   LINK

The Chinese hate “new car smell,” so Ford files a patent to bake it out. Get this … the car would drive itself to a place in the sun and bake away the offensive odor. LINK

Taxi and Uber drivers with opposing political view refuse service to customers attending far-right rally LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Uber is partnering with Democracy Works and #VoteTogether to provide promo codes for free rides to voters across the U.S. on Nov. 6. LINK

NASA will be conducting extensive reviews of workplace safety at two of its major commercial partners, SpaceX and Boeing, prompted by SpaceX CEO Musky playing puff puff pass on Joe Rogan’s podcast in September.  LINK

E. Musky says ‘Teslaquila’ Tequila is coming soon. Mexico’s Consejo Regulador del Tequila (Tequila Regulatory Council) says, “No, no es” (no it aint.) LINK

Oil demand for cars is already falling. Electric vehicles are displacing hundreds of thousands of barrels a day, exceeding expectations. LINK

Travelers can expect to see low gas prices during this Thanksgiving ?, according to AAA. LINK

FUEGO ALERT: The NYC’s 2019 Taxi Driver Calendar is here and it’s as spicey as ever.  LINK

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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