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TRAFFIC IS A DISEASE. AN UBER TAX IS THE CURE

TRAFFIC IS A DISEASE. AN UBER TAX IS THE CURE

THE WORLD’S CITIES are dying. The diagnosis is heart disease, or, as it’s also known, traffic congestion. The cause of the problem is Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing services. The solution to the problem is taxes. Congestion isn’t new; gridlock predates Uber. Still, before Uber came along, it wasn’t particularly easy to drive around a […] Read More

Lyft and Uber reshaping Long Island’s transportation sector

Lyft and Uber reshaping Long Island’s transportation sector

Lesly Remy says his taxi can’t compete with Uber, so he’s going out of business. He is the sole driver for his company, Long Island Good Guys Taxi & Limo, a Brentwood-based operation that also shares customer calls with independent cabdrivers at no cost. Remy, 52, said his incoming calls and revenue are down 40 […] Read More

Uber wants to be public transportation, and I have some serious concerns

Uber wants to be public transportation, and I have some serious concerns

Last night, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi gave some of his most expansive comments to date since taking the reins seven months ago concerning his vision for the company. Among them, he said he wanted Uber to expand its imprint on public transportation, which should raise some red flags for reasons I will soon outline. Khosrowshahi […] Read More

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