Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Taxi

New Bruce Schaller Report: Recommendations for Regulating Taxi & Ride-Hail

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Transportation consultant Bruce Schaller released a new report with valuable advice for states and municipalities as they work to ensure that ride-hail companies best serve the common good. Ride-hail, or TNCs (Transportation Network Companies), includes primarily Uber and Lyft. Schaller was one of Janette Sadik-Khan’s key deputy commissioners in the New York City Department of Transportation. His report, […]

Some Highlights From Yesterday’s Live Ride Share Conference

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Yesterday Transit Center, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Move L.A., and the Shared Use Mobility Center, joined forces with two dozen other organizations and businesses to host Live Ride Share. The conference was billed as the “first to focus on shared mobility in Southern California [and] highlighted […]

L.A. City Council Extends Taxi Franchises

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Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to extend the city’s current taxi franchise agreements. Existing city franchises are set to expire December 31st 2010, so today’s vote allows for L.A.’s dysfunctional taxi system to roll along for five more years. The vote was the culmination of more than a year of contentious debate over the future of the city’s […]

Transportation Committee Terminates LADOT Taxi Study Contract

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Photo:ShelbyWils/Flickr This afternoon’s Los Angeles City Council Transportation Committee was dominated by the taxi controversy explained in this earlier post. In brief, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is overseeing a taxi assessment to set future taxi policy, and LADOT awarded a contract for that assessment in a manner that bypassed agreed-upon processes. There […]