Ridesharing

Publications

, Crain's New York
A practical alternative to capping Lyft and Uber
Nick Zaiac & Nicolas John

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So the saying goes. Unfortunately, in the case of New York City, the iconic subway system is financially broke and physically broken; to the tune of an…

SEC could make it easier to give stock options to ‘gig economy’ workers
R.J. Lehmann

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could make it easier for so-called “gig economy” firms to offer stock and stock options to contractors who use their platforms, under a proposal to update…

R Street letter on San Francisco’s tax on transportation network companies (Assembly Bill 1184)
Ian Adams & Steven Greenhut

Dear Governor Brown,

On behalf of the R Street Institute, we strongly request a veto of AB 1184, which would allow the city and county of San Francisco to impose a per-ride tax of up to 3.25…

, Mobility Podcast
Mobility Podcast #021: Ian Adams and Caleb Watney
Media Coverage

From The Mobility Podcast:
Ian Adams and Caleb Watney joined the hosts of the Mobility Podcast to discuss the latest in autonomous vehicle policy, the Uber crash that occurred in Arizona, and the…

Protecting workers in New York City means protecting ride-sharing
Brian Jencunas

Ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber have improved life for drivers and riders alike. Yet the City Council wants to impose needless regulations on these services, increasing costs for consumers…

, Orange County Register
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….