Articles tagged “ground transportation”

Uber’s Airport Rides Still Small Part of Business, IPO Filing Reveals

Uber’s Airport Rides Still Small Part of Business, IPO Filing Reveals

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Expect new light on the importance of airport rides to the fortunes of Uber to prompt more airport authorities and ground transportation companies to pressure the company harder for various concessions.

6 months ago

iCars Denies That It Is Spinning Its Wheels in Corporate Ground Transport

iCars Denies That It Is Spinning Its Wheels in Corporate Ground Transport

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In theory, the merger of iCars and Limos.com promises a thriving black car service for corporate travelers. In practice, there is circumstantial evidence this investment vehicle hasn't yet left the repair shop.

2 years ago

iCars Buys Limos.com in Crowded Corporate Travel Ground Transport Market

iCars Buys Limos.com in Crowded Corporate Travel Ground Transport Market

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The iCars merger with Limos.com could make the combined company a viable competitor against Blacklane and GroundLink, leaders in private car aggregation for corporate travelers. But all the companies need to step up their games.

3 years ago

5 Travel Startups Speeding Up Inter-City Trips and Transfers

5 Travel Startups Speeding Up Inter-City Trips and Transfers

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travelers need more affordable ways to travel between cities. As urban cores continue to expand and cities become more interconnected, these startups' ideas will be analyzed more closely.

3 years ago

Uber CEO Visits Colbert’s New Show to Talk Driverless Cars and On-Demand Food

Uber CEO Visits Colbert’s New Show to Talk Driverless Cars and On-Demand Food

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

Uber's attack on the taxi establishment in New York does remove people from the industry that currently serve no role other than charging drivers for the right to drive. And that's a good thing. But there needs to be rules in place to keep Uber from becoming just as bad an influence.

4 years ago

Northern Europe and Switzerland Have Best, Most Expensive Transportation

Northern Europe and Switzerland Have Best, Most Expensive Transportation

Dan Peltier, Skift

Price often matches quality, with the more expensive northern European countries having more modes of transport traveling more frequently with cleaner and more modern stock.

5 years ago

Mozio Raises $750,000 to Make Airport Ground Transport Booking Easier

Mozio Raises $750,000 to Make Airport Ground Transport Booking Easier

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Air travel has long been the primary focus of online travel innovation, but new business models are emerging that tap into the complimentary parts of the travel experience. None have yet to capture the volume of users or profits as the air travel search and booking sites.

5 years ago

Rome’s Mayor Will Close Ancient Colosseum Area to Traffic

Rome’s Mayor Will Close Ancient Colosseum Area to Traffic

Catherine Hornby and James Mackenzie, Reuters

Local business owners hate this plan for the construction's disruption to foot-traffic, but once its done they will probably recover. Either way, the mayor isn't much concerned with their complaints, as he says protecting one of the world's oldest archaeological monument trumps their interests.

6 years ago

Virgin Atlantic Selling Upper Class Perks to Economy Passengers

Virgin Atlantic Selling Upper Class Perks to Economy Passengers

John O'ceallaigh, Daily Telegraph

This is a clever marketing and revenue ploy for Virgin Atlantic, especially when demand for Upper Class services is slack.

6 years ago

Is Elon Musk’s tube travel at 4,000 mph a pipe dream or the next big thing?

Is Elon Musk’s tube travel at 4,000 mph a pipe dream or the next big thing?

Game changer? No, world changer. Is it workable? Who knows. But it's nice to dream.

6 years ago

One of China’s longest bridges collapses just nine months after it’s built

The sixth bridge to collapse this year has sparked strong criticism of Chinese officials who are accused of rushing into building the country's infrastructure without proper materials or skilled workers.

7 years ago

Brazil is relying on private investors to improve its roads, railways, and ports

Alonso Soto and Leonardo Goy, Reuters

With an Olympics and the World Cup coming up soon, Brazil will be in a precarious position should no company want to risk taking on its ailing infrastructure issues.

7 years ago