Derek Heino

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Start-up creates New York's newest social network—for cabs

These days, there seems to be a social network for everything, aside from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, there are social networks out there …

What It's Like Using Hailo, The Instant Taxi-Hailing App That Just Raised $30 Million

One of the most promising new tech companies to come out of Europe is Hailo, an iPhone app that lets you hail a nearby cab in real time.<p>The best part: you can pay with a pre-loaded credit card so you don't have to have cash on you to hitch a ride.<p>Hailo is almost identical to Uber, a San …

Taxi-calling apps like Hailo are making our streets even more unsafe

I've been a New York City taxi driver for 23 of the past 33 years. I know a bit about what it's like to navigate some of the most hectic roads (and people) on the planet.<p>Recently, a new app called Hailo has come on the scene to hail taxis electronically. It sounds great and its creators tout it as …

Rethinking Urban Mobility: Sustainable Policies for the Century of the City

As urban populations surge worldwide, cities must work together with national governments to create environmentally and financially sustainable urban …

Adapting Urban Mobility to an Aging Baby Boomer Population

Think about how you and your parents live today. In the US, Canada or Western Europe, chances are that you depend on your car to get around every …

Carsharing

What's Big With The College Kids? Bike Sharing

Hello, Columbus! Bike sharing has come to the home of The Ohio State University, in a new program called CoGo.<p>The bike sharing system launched Tuesday morning, according to the Columbus Dispatch, with 30 bike sharing locations spread across the city. The program, like many across the United States, …

Spinlister App Connects Bike Owners With Renters

By Natasha Baker<p>TORONTO (Reuters) - As the bicycle makes a major comeback in cities across the globe, a new app is making sure that no bike collects dust in a garage.<p>Cyclists in more than 500 cities worldwide have access to rentals thanks to the growing popularity of city bike sharing services that …

This Startup May Have The Ideal Bike Sharing Solution For Cities

But bikesharing is relatively new to the space.<p>Startup Social Bicycles recently deployed 25 bikes for a bike share test run in Hoboken, N.J.<p>The company also recently closed a $1.3 million round in funding from a slew of investors including David S. Rose, SOS Ventures, Esther Dyson and Karl Ulrich, …

GoCatch Launches 'Frequent Flyer' Points To Incentivise Short Taxi Fares

We've all been there before: it's a cold and windy night, so you decide to order a taxi even though you only live a few kilometres up the road. An …

Job Opening: Director, Finance and Business Planning

Put your skills to work by helping to strengthen a fast-growing, successful nonprofit.<p>Nice Ride Minnesota developed the first non-profit business …

Ubers aweigh! Grab a ride in San Francisco by boat

Looking for a windier way to get back to the East Bay Area from San Francisco tonight? Uber wants to give you a reason to sing “I’m on a Boat” on …

Uber Will Appeal Colorado Ban

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has recommended restrictions that would effectively ban Uber and its business in Denver. Administrative Law …

Is Airbnb The Next eBay, Uber The Next Amazon?

Are Airbnb and Uber the next big pillars of Internet commerce?<p>In the next wave of technology, Airbnb could be the next eBay and Uber could be the next Amazon, according to Jeremiah Owyang, an analyst and partner at Altimeter Group.<p>While these changes could be years away–Airbnb and Uber declined to …

Even though there was a little rain, we had a great time at #summerstreets this weekend. Can't wait to do it again on Saturday!!

Citibike - The Perfect Marketing Campaign

I'm not usually quick to praise large banks. But I have to give credit where credit is due -- Citibike is the perfect marketing program and especially notable for a company that has taken a number of hits to its image in recent years.<p>While most companies are tripping over themselves to deliver …

Zipcar Gets Some Competition In Prospect Heights

In Prospect Heights, Zipcar is no longer the only game in car sharing.<p>Enterprise has opened a CarShare location on St. Johns Place and Classon …

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New Rules Would Let Uber and Lyft Ridesharing Roam Free

[Image via Streetsblog]<p>The state is rushing to legitimize quasi-cab services like <b>Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar</b>, because the future lies in smartphone apps that summon unemployed actors to do our bidding. The California Public Utilities Commission regulates the companies and gave them a temporary go-ahead …

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Uber And Lyft Drivers Being Arrested

It’s a long standing contention of mine that one of the reasons for slowing economic growth in recent decades has been the morass of regulation that deters people from doing anything new: doing something new being one of those definitions of economic growth of course. At which point we get this …

Why Is New York Picking on Ride-Sharing Startups?

Ride-share companies aren't having an easy go of it in America's big cities.<p>Today the car-sharing startup Relay Rides suspended their services in New …

AutoShare’s Kevin McLaughlin on the steady acceleration of car sharing

Kevin McLaughlin is one of Canada's car-sharing pioneers, having started by-the-hour car rental businesses in both Vancouver and Toronto. His Toronto company, AutoShare – Car Sharing Network Inc., has $6-million in annual revenue and more than 12,000 members, but he now faces direct competition …

Enterprise buys I-GO car-sharing service

Car sharing didn't exist in Chicago a decade ago when a little known nonprofit called the Center for Neighborhood Technology launched I-GO as an alternative to car ownership.<p>Today, the idea of renting cars by the hour is commonplace, one reason the nonprofit decided to sell I-GO CarSharing to …

What Happens When a Nonprofit Car-Sharing Service Gets Bought By a Major Rental Company?

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Autolib: Electric Car Sharing in Paris

While New Yorkers continue to debate about Citibike (<i>New York Magazine</i> has a great Venn diagram and recap of the vitriol, with conservatives likening …

Berlin becomes world's largest car-sharing city with one-way service

Berlin, though, has become the largest one-way, car-sharing city in the world. One-way or free-floating services, which recently started in the …