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How Uber and Lyft are Making it Harder for Airports to Make Money

Posted by: RideGuru in Rideshare Knowledge 4 months, 2 weeks ago

It’s no secret that Uber and Lyft have changed the way people travel. It has become the most convenient and reliable method of transportation (at least compared to public transit), and can be an ecofriendly alternative to owning a personal vehicle.

This shift in usage has had an impact on many things – including increasing traffic congestion in cities, the restaurant business, and more. Another line of business being impacted by on-demand rideshares are airports.

Airports get a lot of their revenue from airlines that they support, but they also receive a large amount of revenue through the rental car ...

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The 7 Worst U.S. Airports for Uber and Lyft (and tricks on how to find your ride!)

Posted by: RideGuru in Rideshare Knowledge , Travel/Wanderlust 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Rideshares have become a main staple in our transportation economy over the last few years and we tend to take them for granted. Most of the time it is easy to hail an Uber or Lyft, simply pull out your phone, tap a couple of buttons, and voila you have a personal driver at your command. However, some airports have been slow to adopt rideshares, forcing travelers to pay exorbitant fees or walk over 15 minutes to a parking garage.

The Ride Gurus have rounded up the worst U.S. airports for rideshare transportation and while we cannot fix the ...

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Should Rideshares be Regulated?

Posted by: RideGuru in Driver Community , Infographics , Rider Community 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Rideshare regulation is a hot topic right now with cities (NYC, we are looking at you!) trying to figure out the best course of action for regulating (or not regulating) rideshares such as Uber and Lyft. The debate is fierce with Uber stating that rideshare regulation will only hurt the marketplace and drive prices up for riders while others love that regulating rideshares might actually be a solution to the increasing traffic congestion over recent years.

With the recent news surrounding NYC regulating rideshares, we asked respondents in a recent survey if they agreed or disagreed with cities who want ...

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Would you use an autonomous vehicle?

Posted by: RideGuru in Infographics 5 months ago

In September of this year, along with Bellhop and The Rideshare Guy, we organized the largest rider rideshare survey to date! With over 1,000 total respondents answering a variety of questions across rideshare habits, spend, impact, and future technologies we gained valuable insights into how we, as a society, view rideshares.

One section of the survey focused on the future of autonomous cars and how riders view this new transportation technology. While many news sources and articles cite "excitement" around driverless taxis and autonomous vehicles, we found that most respondents are not ready for autonomous vehicles. In fact 64 ...

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The New Uber Loyalty Program: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by: RideGuru in Rideshare Knowledge 5 months, 1 week ago

Yesterday, Uber announced the launch of their new loyalty program and we have all the details for you, including how to sign up and what rewards you can expect!

What is Uber Rewards and how does Uber Rewards work?

First, it is important to note that Uber Rewards membership is free! Uber rewards has four tiers: Blue, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. You are placed into a tier depending on how much money you have spent on Uber rides and Uber eats over the past 6 months. The dollar amount you spend on “Uber Goods” is converted into points which determines ...

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