When is a technology company not a taxicab company? That question illustrates one of the challenges in regulating transportation network companies (TNCs), the businesses that provide prearranged rides through a digital network, most often via a smartphone app. Since 2010, those companies have argued that they’re not like traditional taxicab enterprises, and as such, they […]
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TTI Researchers Investigate Reasons Impaired Drivers Choose Transportation Network Companies to Provide Safe Rides
For years transportation safety officials have encouraged impaired drivers to find a sober ride home — be it designating a driver, catching a cab or riding the bus. Another option became available in 2009, when transportation network companies (TNCs) first appeared. TNCs provide on-demand taxi-like transportation via self-dispatched independent drivers. Riders summon drivers through a […]
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