Lyft, maybe in Austin, TX

Without Uber and Lyft, More People Own Cars

For a little while, Uber and Lyft operated as happily in Austin, Texas, as they did anywhere else, with their own driver background checks in place. But voters wanted more — they wanted drivers to be fingerprinted. The ride hailing companies balked, and a measure was put on the ballot to let them keep their…

Hail Yes: Ride Hailing for Families

by Sara Lacey Are you the head chauffeur in your family? Have you had to make decisions at times about which kid is going to get to their activity at the expense of your other kid and their thing? Have you wondered how you are going to work late and get your kids where they…

Uber in New York

How to Use Uber (or Any Ride Hailing App)

Certainly by now everyone has heard of Uber, and most people have heard of Lyft. These are ride-hailing apps, and there are other like them, like the all-woman See Jane Go and the kid-friendly HopSkipDrive. Basically, anyone with a new-ish car in decent shape and a smart phone can start making money driving people around…