Is Uber’s ultimate goal taking over public transit and, if so, why? In this week’s roundup, senior RSG contributor John Ince explains two articles that seem to show Uber heading in a strong public transit direction. Plus, how NYC is not helping the gig economy workers and more.
Last week was a busy one: first, the bombshell announcement by MIT. That story created an interesting conversation and, while not entirely accurate, brought to light some of the struggles facing us as drivers. Today, senior contributor John Ince keeps busy with the MIT study, the response to it, plus Uber’s financial woes.
As much as rideshare was heralded as solving many city transportation problems, it seems like now they’re just causing more problems. More cars = more traffic – and now studies are proving this to be true. Unfortunately, it goes beyond just traffic – as ridesharing expands into cities, people are starting to bypass expensive ambulances in favor cheaper Uber or Lyft. What does this all mean for drivers? Senior RSG contributor John Ince covers these thorny questions in this week’s round up.
This week’s round up is a little bleaker than normal, but asks many important questions about the future of the gig economy – what has it promised us, and what does it mean when some people profit immensely while others are driven to despair? Also, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers the life cycle of being a rideshare driver, and a new Lyft partnership.
A lot of interesting articles out this week about the future of shared mobility services (like Bird, see article below) and the future of rideshare. Uber continues to lose cash almost faster than it can bring in, and there may be only one palatable answer for how Uber can turn it around, make a profit – and keep drivers happy. In this roundup, RSG contributor John Ince covers scooters, Uber’s losses, and how Uber is trying to make drivers happier.