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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/11/techn ... iid=ob_homepage_tech_pool

The popularity of Uber and Lyft is increasing traffic in big cities and driving people away from public transportation.
New research from the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies released on Wednesday details how public transportation is used less when U.S. residents in major cities adopted ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft. Many trips that could be made by foot, bicycle or via public transit are now made by ride-hailing services.
As a result, city roads are becoming more congested.
Because people gravitated toward ride-hailing from other transportation modes, the authors conclude that ride-hailing is contributing to more vehicle miles being driven in major cities.
For people who began to use ride-hailing services, their public transit use was reduced 6%, according to the study. Although it revealed a reduction in bus service and light rail use following the use of Lyft and Uber, an uptick in commuter rail service occurred. It's unclear why.
The study surveyed more than 4,000 people in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Seatlte and San Francisco between 2014 and 2016.
"Everyone is still working to figure out how to get the benefits of [ride-hailing services] and managing the problematic aspects," said Bruce Schaller, a transportation consultant who has documented how ride-hailing has increased traffic in New York City. "The fact is people are often paying more than they paid before to get around, so it must be [working well] on an individual level. The issue is to make sure it works for the city and the society as a whole."
It takes a lot more space on the road to transport a person in a car, compared to a bus, bicycle or subway system. If citizens continue to gravitate toward ride-hailing, there will be increased strain on areas that are at or near capacity, the study suggests.

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In response to the study, a Lyft spokesperson told CNN Tech the company will focus on increasing occupancy in cars and working with transit agencies to provide efficient, affordable transportation options to make car ownership a thing of the past.
Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Related: How free self-driving car rides could change everything
A big question in the transportation world is whether ride-hailing services will complement or replace public transportation. Some previous research has shown ride-hailing is a complement to existing systems.
According to Schaller, if the convenience and reliability of ride-hailing motivates public transportation systems to improve their services, that's a good thing for cities. But if government leaders and the public see less of a need for it amid growth from companies like Uber and Lyft, it'll only add to the congestion problem.
"People need to be able to move in cities in a way that they're able to enjoy their activities that doesn't completely clog our streets," Regina Clewlow, the report's author, told CNN Tech.
Clewlow highlighted several ways to improve mobility in the ride-hailing era, including congestion pricing and priority lanes for high-occupancy vehicles.
She also stressed the importance of cities receiving more data from mobility companies, so that they aren't planning transportation in the dark.

Posted on: 10/11 19:11
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Fulop for Senate 2018
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From what I'm gathering, Fulop dropped out of the Governor's race to let Phil Murphy run as the democratic candidate for November so that Fulop would not have any serious democratic challengers for his upcoming senate run. So since Fulop will be campaining most of next year, who will run Jersey City? And who will be appointed mayor if Fulop wins the senate seat?

Posted on: 9/26 21:57
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Re: Confederate Flag added to Liberty State Park
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Wow, they are literally copying the Taliban!

Houston man arrested, accused of attempting to blow up Confederate statue
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/21/us/hous ... pted-vandalism/index.html

Posted on: 8/21 17:08
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Re: Confederate Flag added to Liberty State Park
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...Grovepath for one, will not even dare venture down to the south part of the city he/she used to live in...


Wacko


You will out of your way to organize a fight to remove a flag, but take no such action to fight to heal the wounds of racism in black neighborhoods. Just just love to talk crap about them instead of getting involved in the community. You are anormal liberal elitist douche.

Posted on: 8/21 13:58
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Re: Confederate Flag added to Liberty State Park
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A lot of people who call themselves progressive, are among the most racist people on earth. Grovepath for one, will not even dare venture down to the south part of the city he/she used to live in. The people who support censoring history are a great threat to the principles that the USA was founded apart. These progressives are comparable to the Taliban who tore down the buddhist statues back in 2001. Those who forget history are domed to repeat it.

Posted on: 8/21 8:40
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Re: Debating Sprint vs. Verizon vs. T-Mobile
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I need to know if anyone else is having problems with tmobile's speed. Before I was getting 20 mbps but now i can barely get 6 mbps. A lot of people have switched to tmobile lately and that seems to be why speeds have slowed. Also my phone does not get all the new bands tmobile has started using. I was thinking of getting a new phone but it seems that although the new bands tmobile uses give you better signal in faraway low population areas, in places like JC and NYC, data speeds are slow now.

Posted on: 6/11 15:15
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Re: Police Pursuit ends in fiery crash in Jersey City Heights
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Retard, you only get to see a clip that shows one view of the situation and might not actually reflect what was going on. At my previous job, I had to train on using force to subdue a suspect. And we were specifically warned about how perspective (like a grainy clip) could be used against you even though you followed proper procedures.
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So kicking unarmed BURNING accident victims in the face is the swell politically correct thing to do, right greenville ?

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Wait for the facts to really come out before jumping to conclussions idiots. Because of the circumstances of the event we have to verify things.

IGreg, you're a prick who thinks he knows it all but is just as retarted as the rest of the political ideology hacks. You jump to conclussions just as fast as the equally retarded liberals you as rag on. Retards like you are the idiots who think electing morons from a different party is the solution to everything, even though reality always never seems to match your dreams.

Posted on: 6/8 20:27
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Re: Police Pursuit ends in fiery crash in Jersey City Heights
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Wait for the facts to really come out before jumping to conclussions idiots. Because of the circumstances of the event we have to verify things.

IGreg, you're a prick who thinks he knows it all but is just as retarted as the rest of the political ideology hacks. You jump to conclussions just as fast as the equally retarded liberals you as rag on. Retards like you are the idiots who think electing morons from a different party is the solution to everything, even though reality always never seems to match your dreams.

Posted on: 6/8 0:05

Edited by greenville on 2017/6/8 0:20:41
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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$20 Uber gift card for $10 at groupon! great for you Path people, lol! https://www.groupon.com/deals/uber-45?

Posted on: 5/30 14:30
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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With Uber the driver knows the destination when they start the trip. With Lyft it is the driver arrives st the pick up location for regular rides.

Posted on: 5/28 8:35
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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Walmart is offering 10% off Uber gift cards. Get em before they sell out. Not my promo, you can go to walmart online and search for them if your using a cashback site.
https://www.walmart.com/browse/uber-pr ... &affillinktype=10&veh=aff

Posted on: 5/23 20:27
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Yvonne, do you have the rest of the video or is that parts that you need to know? Thank you for this, helps answer most of my questions.

Posted on: 5/19 22:19
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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As I said those going to LGA or JFK please use this feature so that you get a driver that wants go to NY. Or the next best thing call a regular cab company as they have flat rates to the airport (no surge pricing).

Posted on: 5/19 22:16
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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LYFT has introduced scheduled ride service where drivers are told where you are headed and at what time to pick you up before the trip happens even if it's a couple of days away. I highly recommend this if you're headed to NYC since a lot of drivers cancel NYC trips due to been NJ drivers. But with this you will most likely get a NYC TLC Uber who will gladly go into the city. Unlike before where a driver was matched to you 5 minutes prior to the requested time, the driver is told couple of hours before the trip happens so that they can set a time in their schedule to pick you up. Use code JCLIST for $10 ride credit on your first ride!

Posted on: 5/16 10:50
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Re: UberEATS, the ride-hailing app delivers
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Ubereats is a ripoff for everyone involved except Uber and the restaurant. Uber pays the driver 3.75 for a delivery thats up to 40 minutes away and tells people that they don't have to tip! The restaurant wins since they don't have to pay the delivery guy an hourly wage. It's much better to order directly from the restaurant if they offer free delivery.

Posted on: 4/22 10:58
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Re: Grand Opening date for Krispy Kreme February 7th 2017
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Anyone else notice how an already bad intersection is made even worse by the idiots who park/stand on Marin right outside KK now, with their hazard lights flashing? One guy was even parked into the crosswalk. I was driving south on Marin and had just cleared Columbus when I had to slam on my brakes to avoid being sideswiped by some asshat who abruptly pulled out without checking for traffic. It goes without saying that the cops directing traffic right at that intersection appear to be oblivious or indifferent to the Krispy Kreme congestion.


Stop getting your big nose in other people's business and enjoy the donuts.

Posted on: 2/13 21:19
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Re: Fulop ties to Kushner?
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So he has a good connection in the white house. If pols are gonna be corrupt, might as well be in the city's favor.

Posted on: 1/27 22:10
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Re: Trump Our New President
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No matter what party, Republicans or Democrat, politicians are not gonna solve your problems because they are the ones who create the problems we currently have. Bush wrecked our economy, Obama made it worse, and Trump will probably tell us that it is much worse than we think and do absolutely nothing to fix it.
by most measures, obama definitely left the economy in better shape than the one he inherited.


Low paying part time service jobs with no benefits and massive amounts of welfare is not a success. Plus we now have a new real estate bubble, but this time it's so bad that people are moving to JC not because of speculative investment like before, but because they can't afford anything else! Obama was brought to bring change to DC, he did none. Trump was brought to take on the special interest, his cabinet picks state otherwise.

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Re: Trump Our New President
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No matter what party, Republicans or Democrat, politicians are not gonna solve your problems because they are the ones who create the problems we currently have. Bush wrecked our economy, Obama made it worse, and Trump will probably tell us that it is much worse than we think and do absolutely nothing to fix it.

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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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Well looks like Uber is screwing itself too.
Yes, you’re reading this right: Uber is projected to lose $3 billion in 2016


Nah... Uber is playing the long game. They can afford to operate at a loss because of their very deep pockets that have benefitted from massive capital backing. They will continue to push into the autonomous car segment pushing research and innovation, while also battling Lyft and other competitors. Amazon ran major deficits for well over a decade, almost 20 years really, and it has done just fine.


That's Amazon, but Uber will go bankrupt. The investors will get screwed but the people who run the company won't as they are setting this to happen so that the company goes under, eliminates its debts, then they buy back the stock at a low price, and Uber is then bought by another company and moves into driveless cars. Oh thanks to all you who tip, since you will get 5 stars from the drivers it's always faster for you to get a ride due to your customer rating.


Oh, yeah... I forgot you are the former Uber driver with an axe to grind.

Nice (conspiracy) theory you got there, buddy. Despite the fantasy you are selling here, the story behind Uber and its cash reserves is well documented. With over $15 billion cash on hand, they can continue to lose 3 - 4 billion a year and make it past 2020 without problems.

NY Times article on their cash reserves and future plans: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/bus ... eps-raising-billions.html


You're citing the NY Times? LoL! Look at this fine piece by them.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/20 ... -polls-forecast.html?_r=0

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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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Well looks like Uber is screwing itself too.
Yes, you’re reading this right: Uber is projected to lose $3 billion in 2016


Nah... Uber is playing the long game. They can afford to operate at a loss because of their very deep pockets that have benefitted from massive capital backing. They will continue to push into the autonomous car segment pushing research and innovation, while also battling Lyft and other competitors. Amazon ran major deficits for well over a decade, almost 20 years really, and it has done just fine.


That's Amazon, but Uber will go bankrupt. The investors will get screwed but the people who run the company won't as they are setting this to happen so that the company goes under, eliminates its debts, then they buy back the stock at a low price, and Uber is then bought by another company and moves into driveless cars. Oh thanks to all you who tip, since you will get 5 stars from the drivers it's always faster for you to get a ride due to your customer rating.

Posted on: 1/8 17:41

Edited by greenville on 2017/1/8 18:01:04
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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Re: I-Team: FBI Investigates Alleged Corruption in Jersey City Police Department
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Is that why the State Police and the Sherriff department is doing these jobs now?

Posted on: 12/24 8:25
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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If the driver's convictions were for nonviolent crimes, who cares?



Well if I'm taking a ride with a stranger who didn't go through an interview to get the job I would certainly want them to have a clean criminal record, or to get trained on rules and regulations of operating as a taxi, or a vehicle inspection to make sure the vehicle is not falling apart. But cheap asses like you would ride with Charles Manson himself if it meant you got a cheap ride. I wonder when Uber is going to get rid of the subsidies they are currently offering to drivers during rush hour, $2.40 for a fare with a subsidy is ridicoulous and without it not even ex convicts will drive for that.

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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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WhoElseCouldIBe They have solved the problem of drivers like me complaining by getting "better" qualified candidates and lowering vehicle standards to allow hoopties. And yes this applies to NJ.

"Uber Says It Will Begin To Accept Drivers In Connecticut With Minor Criminal Records" http://www.courant.com/news/connectic ... -1118-20161118-story.html

Posted on: 2016/11/29 18:33
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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Has anyone notice that the amount of Taxis has gone though the roof along with traffic during rush hour?

Nope


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These apps have made it extremly easy for someone to hail a ride but the traffic has become unbearable.

Not that I've seen


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The amount drivers has gone significantly since they reduce the vehicle age requirement to vehicles 2001 or newer instead of 2006 or newer before.

Can you actually prove any of what you're saying?

I mean... granted, I don't expect you to do your own traffic study. But it seems a bit ridiculous to claim that there is an exponential increase of cars on the road, because you feel like there is more traffic now.


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Open your app and see how many cars you have in your area during rush hour.

Those apps don't tell you how many cars stay off the road, because people are using ride shares / taxis instead of driving their own cars around.


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I did a stint as a driver and stopped after I kept getting paid 3.71 per 25 minute ride and nobody tipped no matter if you gave them treats and excellent service.

So, wait. Ride sharing is fine when you did it, but not now because you were apparently bad at it?

And I know drivers don't get huge compensation, but they certainly do better than $8/hour. (It's closer to $20/hour after costs)

P.S. I always tip taxis / car services etc, when the driver does a good job (which is almost every time).


LOL! Have you driven for Uber buddy?! There is no way you can make that much after expenses unless it's extremly bad weather or something like the Path shutting down with extreme surge. Spoke with many other drivers and confirmed what was hapening to me was happening to them. With Uberpool drivers makes less but Uber makes more since the riders split the fare and the driver does not get extra money for stopping and picking another person up but Uber does gets an extra booking fee for each additional passenger. The booking fee is not paid to the driver. Go read some of the drivers experiences on Youtube or ask a driver next time.

Posted on: 2016/11/22 10:31
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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Posted on: 2016/11/22 9:12
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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It says I was charged 300% for prime time. I did not see this stated when I booked the ride. This was roughly 1am so it was not due to traffic. It was starting to snow. Is it possible to have your rate change during your ride depending on the conditions you encounter?


With Lyft I believe it is if demand is really high, with Uber the price you see will be the price you pay unless you go through tolls or cause damage to the vehicle. They recently changed that with Uber. BTW Uber will be offering free Uberpool rides in NYC for small business Saturday. Tip the driver at least a $1 since they absolutely hate Uberpool just go on youtube if you don't believe me.
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home ... ight-Shop-Dance-Ride-Dine

Posted on: 2016/11/21 21:44
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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I have a question regarding Lyft. I recently took one home from Princeton. The fare said $45.00 but I was charged $215.00. I know there are peak times with higher rates but shouldn't that be stated when you agree. I have sent an email to them without any response. I did notice today I was sent an email to rate my driver but nothing about my fare. Has anyone experienced this? Should I have my credit card reject the charge? Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

Was this during primetime? Did you encounter a ridiculous amount of traffic? Did you vomit in the car or cause any damage? CS is usually helpful so ask for a breakdown of what you were charged.

Posted on: 2016/11/21 21:15
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Re: Uber, Lyft, and traffic
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Wow, you can afford to live in downtown but you can't afford to tip a driver?! Here is a story of a driver who work 60 hours and only netted $350 (driver does not get vacation time or matching ss wages on that either). Uber won't put a psa since it will be bad for business and the bottomline since they paying for slave labor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUXHMsqj2Go&t=288s


Do you tip your gas station attendant? Your cashier?

Why not? Can't afford it?
All those are paid minimum wage and considered employs not independent contractors meaning they get benefits and they don't have to pay anything else but for uniforms. You don't tip a server or a regular taxi cab? Can't afford it?

Posted on: 2016/11/21 19:08
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