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Lyft, Uber to Face off with Taxis at Beacon Hill Hearing

The slew of bills aiming to regulate the ride hailing industry are set to go before the Financial Services Committee on Beacon Hill during a Tuesday […]

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Number of Taxi Cab Rides in Boston Plummeting

When was the last time you took a taxi somewhere? Hard to remember, right? New numbers from the Boston Police Department hackney carriage division indicate your […]

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UberPOOL Launches in Boston

Despite opposition from local taxi cab drivers, Uber continues to operate—and expand—in Boston. On Thursday, the company’s local branch launched uberPOOL, a new option that […]

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State Legislators Pressured by Uber Campaign Speak out

Two state legislators targeted by Uber for sponsoring a bill on Beacon Hill that would regulate the ride hailing company spoke out in a Boston Globe […]

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Uber Fights Massachusetts Taxi Cartels with Sophisticated Campaign

While taxi cab drivers in Cambridge throw a fit about the end of their government-enforced monopoly, ride-hailing juggernaut Uber is fighting back with a sophisticated digital […]

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Why You Can’t Catch a Taxi in Cambridge Today

Your business is suffering, but nobody really feels bad for you because your service sucks and you’ve enjoyed a government-sanctioned monopoly for decades, so what […]

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Boston Fines Uber Drivers Even as Massachusetts Tries to Allow Them

If you’ve been following news of Gov. Charlie Baker’s attempt to create statewide regulations for Uber and Lyft, today’s headline might seem discordant. “Even as […]

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Uber India Introduces New Safety Feature: The SOS Button

Uber India announced that it will introduce an SOS button to its apps, a feature that allows riders to give police crucial information in case of […]

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Gov. Baker’s Proposed Regulations Would Be a Win for Uber and Lyft

Since launching in Massachusetts, Uber has vocally fought efforts made by states and cities to regulate the burgeoning e-hailing industry. But when Gov. Charlie Baker proposed […]

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Women’s Group Wants Uber, Lyft to Improve Background Checks

The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women wants companies like Uber and Lyft to beef up their background checks on drivers. The group […]

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Cambridge Finally Requiring Its Cabs to Take Credit Cards

No, this isn’t a Throwback Thursday. As of April 1, 2015, the Cambridge License Commission announced Wednesday that all Cambridge taxi cabs must be able to process credit […]

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When Are Taxis Cheaper than Uber?

Uber, the service that lets you summon and pay for car service using a smartphone, alleges that it is both more convenient and often cheaper […]

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Uber Shares Its Data with the City of Boston

While the city is still hammering out a set of regulations for ride-sharing services like Uber, the on-demand livery company and Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration […]

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City Officials Want to ‘Level the Playing Field’ for Uber, Cabs

Protests that started on the Government Center plaza Monday afternoon quickly spilled into a packed hearing room at City Hall, where hundreds of people on both sides of […]

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Taxi Medallion Prices Are Falling in Boston

Two news stories in the past week outlined an interesting trend in Boston and other major cities: the price of a taxi medallion is plummeting. […]