, Insider Advantage
Smyrna Pumps Brakes on Scooter Ban
Marc Hyden

The band Montrose famously sang, “Get on your bad motor scooter and ride!” But depending on how things shake out, some forms of motor scooting may become illegal in Smyrna, Georgia.


, Washington Examiner
US needs commercial allies in Asia
Clark Packard

With both sides retreating to their respective
corners, it appears the trade conflict between the United States and China, the
two largest economies in the world, isn’t going to end anytime…

Testimony on Ridesharing in Louisiana
Marc Hyden


Hyden, Director of State Government Affairs, R Street Institute

on Ridesharing

21, 2019

Senate Judiciary A Committee

Chairman and members of the…

Public Safety, Jobs Depend on Statewide Rideshare Regulatory Framework
Marc Hyden

Fostering job growth and improving public safety are key elements in
just about any political stump speech, and with elections quickly approaching,
Louisianans will get their fill of these topics….

, The Hartford Courant
Connecticut’s misguided war against ridesharing
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Nick Zaiac

The Northeast region is one of the most densely populated and congested areas in the country, yet Connecticut lawmakers appear determined to make commuting and traveling even harder on state…

Testimony in OPPOSITION to S.B. 989, “An Act Concerning Basic Labor Standards For Transportation Network Company Drivers”
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Nicolas John

Chairman and
members of the committee:

Thank you for
considering our testimony. The R Street Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan
public policy research organization. Our mission is to engage in…

, 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
Caleb Watney & Ian Adams

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…