Our new dashboard tracks UberX pricing in 86 U.S. cities

I've started creating dashboards on our data page to track UberX pricing. Here's a screenshot (click to enlarge) of one visualization, which compares the UberX base fare by city (bars are colored by cost per mile). You can see that the Hamptons, out on the east end of Long Island, is the most expensive region [...]

By | 2017-04-15T15:45:34+00:00 July 31st, 2014|Data, Journalism, Uber|0 Comments

Quasi-investigative TV report on Uber and Lyft safety: Who’s driving you around?

WSOC-TV in Charlotte, NC ran a piece yesterday on Uber and Lyft safety concerns. Employing a hidden camera (I think), the journalist or journalists took five rides around town--and came up with no dirt or scandals! There's an oblique (and unattributed) reference to three guys who had criminal backgrounds and were driving for Uber in [...]

By | 2017-04-15T15:38:10+00:00 July 31st, 2014|Crime, Drivers, Journalism, Video|0 Comments

Welcome to Ridesharetips.com: news and advice for Uber and Lyft drivers and riders

Use my promo code MITCH628 and get a free ride on Lyft (up to $25) Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing apps are revolutionizing the transportation industry and changing the definition of urban life around the world. To track and analyze this fascinating, burgeoning, and global industry, I created RideshareTips.com. A few months ago, [...]

By | 2017-04-29T15:57:56+00:00 June 20th, 2014|Journalism, Lyft, Uber|0 Comments