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Car-sharing bill typifies California’s ‘crony capitalist’ approach
Steven Greenhut

Real capitalism is a tough sport where entrepreneurs risk their capital in hopes of winning customers. The “crony” version of it involves politicians rigging the rules to assure that the…

Don’t punish Uber and Lyft for DC Metro’s problems
Zach Graves

A new proposal from Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is set to raise a variety of taxes, including increased fees for transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft, in order to help…

R Street Policy Study: Paving the way for continued innovation in ridesharing
David Bahr

Washington (March 7) – In less than ten years, ridesharing has upended the taxi and limo industry and become ubiquitous across the United States. While the battle to legalize companies such as…

Beyond legal operation: The next ridesharing policy challenges
Zach Graves

*Arthur Rizer and Joe Kane were co-authors of this study.

While the fight for the legalization of ridesharing in the United States is largely over, a number of policy challenges remain. Hastily…

R Street policy study: Are mandated criminal background checks conning us?
David Bahr

Washington (Feb. 26) – Today, roughly one in three workers in the United States are employed in the “gig economy,” also known as the “shared,” “on-demand,” or “access” economy….

Can the On-Demand Economy Open Doors for the Formerly Incarcerated?
Arthur Rizer

*R Street’s Jonathan Haggerty and Rachel Liebman of Impact Justice were coauthors of this study. 

The booming gig economy offers a unique and promising industry for formerly incarcerated persons…

Testimony in Opposition to Senate Bill 2280 Requiring Mandatory Fingerprinting for Ridesharing Companies
Jesse Kelley

February 12, 2018                                                                                                                      S…

The most important ‘shared mobility principle’ is freedom
Ian Adams

To bring our collective visions of the future to fruition requires public policies that are humble enough to acknowledge just how much we can’t know about innovations and technologies that have not…

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California Legislature should be cautious about disrupting the ridesharing balance
Ian Adams

When riders hop in an Uber or a Lyft, services that operate as so-called “transportation network companies,” insurance is usually the last thing on their mind. They’ve got places to be. But…

Testimony from Jesse Kelley on SB 6500 to Members of the Senate Committee on Transportation
Jesse Kelley

January 19, 2018
Testimony from Jesse Kelley, State Affairs Manager in Criminal Justice, R Street Institute To Members of the Senate Committee on Transportation:

My name is Jesse Kelley, and I am…