ABQ hails passing grade on ride-for-hire market — with room to improve
Ridescore, a study by Washington, D.C.-based public policy research organization R Street Institute, looked at 50 cities across the U.S. and gave them a transportation grade based on the business-friendliness and efficiency of their vehicle-for-hire market.
While Lyft no longer operates in New Mexico, Uber and other vehicle-for-hire companies like taxis and limos scored above average on a new report card.
Three categories were looked at: taxi friendliness, limo friendliness and transportation network friendliness (with “friendliness” implying an open, free market, which the R Street Institute promotes). Ride-share services like Uber and Lyft were included
The report gives Albuquerque an overall B- for what it describes as a mixed regulatory environment which imposes operational barriers in some areas while offering favorable frameworks in others.