ridesharing http://kuow.org en Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash http://kuow.org/post/uber-airbnb-under-attack-spain-old-and-new-economies-clash This summer, more people than ever before are booking rooms on Airbnb and using carpooling websites and smartphone apps to get around on vacation. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:00 +0000 editor 39113 at http://kuow.org Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash PHOTOS: Remarkable Seattle Homes In A Sharing Economy http://kuow.org/post/photos-remarkable-seattle-homes-sharing-economy <p>“Sharing” has become a popular suffix in the news these days, mostly in regards to transportation like ridesharing and bikesharing. Your living spaces can now get in on the action with sites like Airbnb and Vacation Rental By Owner, which allow you to rent out your home or a room for short stays. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:27:38 +0000 Arwen Nicks 38303 at http://kuow.org PHOTOS: Remarkable Seattle Homes In A Sharing Economy Taxi Drivers Balk As Mayor OKs More Rideshares http://kuow.org/post/taxi-drivers-balk-mayor-oks-more-rideshares <p>On <a href="http://murray.seattle.gov/mayor-murray-transportation-for-hire-representatives-reach-historic-agreement/#sthash.MImPA7d6.dpbs">June 16</a>, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced that <a href="http://kuow.org/post/mayor-murray-announces-new-rideshare-compromise">a stakeholders group</a> had agreed to lift restrictions on the growth of rideshare companies. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">In exchange, companies like </span>Lyft<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Uber<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> would meet the same safety and insurance requirements as taxi drivers. </span> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:26:26 +0000 Amy Radil 37251 at http://kuow.org Taxi Drivers Balk As Mayor OKs More Rideshares Mayor Murray Announces New Rideshare Compromise http://kuow.org/post/mayor-murray-announces-new-rideshare-compromise <p>Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced a new way forward for car services.</p><p>Murray said a new agreement has been reached that does not cap the number of people who drive for Uber X, Lyft and other similar rideshare companies. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:58:38 +0000 Derek Wang 36536 at http://kuow.org Mayor Murray Announces New Rideshare Compromise Referendum Puts Seattle Rideshare Rules On Hold http://kuow.org/post/referendum-puts-seattle-rideshare-rules-hold <p></p><p>Seattle’s new regulations on rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber were supposed to take effect this week, but now they’re on hold. That’s because a group, backed by rideshare businesses, has filed signatures for a ballot referendum to bring the rideshare rules to a public vote. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:11:48 +0000 Amy Radil 32777 at http://kuow.org Referendum Puts Seattle Rideshare Rules On Hold Seattle Cab Drivers Sue Ridesharing Company Uber http://kuow.org/post/seattle-cab-drivers-sue-ridesharing-company-uber <p></p><p>Marcie Sillman talks with Dawn Gearhart, spokesperson for <a href="http://www.teamstertaxi.org/">Teamsters Local 117</a>, about why the Western Washington Taxi Cab Operators Association has filed a lawsuit against the app-based transportation company Uber for unlawful and deceptive business practices.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:02:39 +0000 Andy Hurst & Marcie Sillman 31314 at http://kuow.org Seattle Cab Drivers Sue Ridesharing Company Uber Seattle Passes Limits To Ridesharing, Uber Not Pleased http://kuow.org/post/seattle-passes-limits-ridesharing-uber-not-pleased <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Brooke Steger, general manager for Seattle Uber, about the new limits to ridesharing&nbsp;Seattle's City Council passed Monday. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:44:16 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 30800 at http://kuow.org Seattle Passes Limits To Ridesharing, Uber Not Pleased Seattle City Council Legalizes Rideshares, But Puts Cap On Cars http://kuow.org/post/seattle-city-council-legalizes-rideshares-puts-cap-cars <p></p><p>You may see fewer cars with pink mustaches on the road in the coming months.</p><p>Seattle’s City Council yesterday gave final approval to a plan that would limit the number of cars that rideshare companies like Lyft, UberX and Sidecar can operate. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:15:46 +0000 Deborah Wang 30742 at http://kuow.org Seattle City Council Legalizes Rideshares, But Puts Cap On Cars As A First State To Regulate Ridesharing, California Offers Its Progress http://kuow.org/post/first-state-regulate-ridesharing-california-offers-its-progress <p>Steve Scher talks with San Francisco&nbsp;Chronicle reporter&nbsp;Carolyn Said about California's state-wide rideshare&nbsp;regulations. Said talks about how they are playing out in San Francisco and what Seattle's proposed driver caps could mean for rideshare&nbsp;companies all over. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:23:24 +0000 Steve Scher & Christine Streich 30468 at http://kuow.org As A First State To Regulate Ridesharing, California Offers Its Progress Seattle's Proposed Rideshare Compromise Appears To Satisfy No One http://kuow.org/post/seattles-proposed-rideshare-compromise-appears-satisfy-no-one <p>A Seattle City Council committee has voted to impose limits on rideshare companies Thursday night. The council’s compromise seemed to disappoint everyone, from rideshare companies to taxi owners.</p><p>The council’s committee on taxi regulations has been wrestling with how to regulate rideshares like Lyft and UberX for months. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:18:25 +0000 Amy Radil 29616 at http://kuow.org Seattle's Proposed Rideshare Compromise Appears To Satisfy No One New App Helps Seattle Taxis Compete With Rideshare Services http://kuow.org/post/new-app-helps-seattle-taxis-compete-rideshare-services <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Steve Humphreys, CEO of <a href="http://flywheel.com/seattle">Flywheel</a>, about how the company's new smartphone app allows users in the Seattle area to arrange, track and pay for taxi rides. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:53:40 +0000 Ross Reynolds & David Hyde 29589 at http://kuow.org New App Helps Seattle Taxis Compete With Rideshare Services City Council And Business Continue To Clash On Rideshare Regulation http://kuow.org/post/city-council-and-business-continue-clash-rideshare-regulation <p>The ongoing debate about how to regulate ridesharing in Seattle seems to be coming down to a fight over numbers. The Seattle City Council is considering capping the number of licensed rideshare drivers but is getting pushback from the companies who thus far have been operating in Seattle illegally. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:41:57 +0000 Amy Radil 28855 at http://kuow.org City Council And Business Continue To Clash On Rideshare Regulation Legalizing Rideshare: Seattle Council Wrestles With How To Regulate The New Marketplace http://kuow.org/post/legalizing-rideshare-seattle-council-wrestles-how-regulate-new-marketplace <p>Rideshare companies have been flourishing in Seattle – illegally. On Friday, the City Council will consider<a href="http://clerk.seattle.gov/%7Escripts/nph-brs.exe?s1=&amp;s3=118031&amp;s4=&amp;s2=&amp;s5=&amp;Sect4=AND&amp;l=20&amp;Sect2=THESON&amp;Sect3=PLURON&amp;Sect5=CBORY&amp;Sect6=HITOFF&amp;d=ORDF&amp;p=1&amp;u=%2F%7Epublic%2Fcbory.htm&amp;r=1&amp;f=G"> a new plan</a> to finally regulate taxi-alternatives like Lyft, Sidecar and UberX. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:17:32 +0000 Amy Radil 28755 at http://kuow.org Legalizing Rideshare: Seattle Council Wrestles With How To Regulate The New Marketplace Mayor Ed Murray Weighs In On Ridesharing http://kuow.org/post/mayor-ed-murray-weighs-ridesharing <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray about ridesharing and what he thinks is the best to regulate the new industry.</span> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:13:13 +0000 Ross Reynolds & David Hyde 28748 at http://kuow.org Mayor Ed Murray Weighs In On Ridesharing Transportation Companies Disagree About Proposed Ride-Sharing Regulations http://kuow.org/post/transportation-companies-disagree-about-proposed-ride-sharing-regulations <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Brooke Steger, general manager of <a href="https://www.uber.com/cities/seattle">Uber Seattle,</a> and Sam Guled, president of <a href="http://www.eastsideforhire.com/">Eastside For Hire</a>, about the Seattle City Council's <a href="http://kuow.org/post/proposed-regulations-curb-seattle-ride-sharing">proposal</a> to regulate ride-sharing. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:12:39 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Andy Hurst 25721 at http://kuow.org Transportation Companies Disagree About Proposed Ride-Sharing Regulations