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Transportation Network Companies
Transportation Network Companies
Published: 2014/09/02
Channel: PennsylvaniaPUC
What Is A Transportation Network Company?
What Is A Transportation Network Company?
Published: 2017/06/29
Channel: Sparky Insurance
Transportation Network Companies
Transportation Network Companies
Published: 2016/08/11
Channel: CCMTA / CCATM
Morning Minute: Transportation Network Companies (TNC) Exemptions
Morning Minute: Transportation Network Companies (TNC) Exemptions
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: WisconsinEye
What Is A Transportation Network Company
What Is A Transportation Network Company
Published: 2017/10/27
Channel: Ouetr Olex
All Transport Network Company Video 2016
All Transport Network Company Video 2016
Published: 2017/02/21
Channel: CLC Projects
SB541 - Regulate Transportation Network Companies
SB541 - Regulate Transportation Network Companies
Published: 2015/08/27
Channel: Floyd McKissick
515 MIAMI Transportation Network Company
515 MIAMI Transportation Network Company
Published: 2017/02/19
Channel: 515 MIAMI
Highly anticipated vote expected on transportation network companies in Austin
Highly anticipated vote expected on transportation network companies in Austin
Published: 2015/12/17
Channel: kxan
Legal Issues Pertaining to Transportation Network Companies and Autonomous Vehicles
Legal Issues Pertaining to Transportation Network Companies and Autonomous Vehicles
Published: 2017/02/16
Channel: LegalTalkNetwork
Drive for Uber, Lyft, or another TNC?  You need to watch this! | Greenstate Insurance | Everett, WA
Drive for Uber, Lyft, or another TNC? You need to watch this! | Greenstate Insurance | Everett, WA
Published: 2016/05/26
Channel: Greenstate Insurance
City of Austin wants tougher regulations for transportation network companies
City of Austin wants tougher regulations for transportation network companies
Published: 2015/09/02
Channel: kxan
AirnDrive - Transportation Network Company
AirnDrive - Transportation Network Company
Published: 2016/08/14
Channel: Air n Drive
Alberta announces regulation for Transportation Network Companies
Alberta announces regulation for Transportation Network Companies
Published: 2016/06/28
Channel: YourAlberta
Transportation Network Companies in Salem
Transportation Network Companies in Salem
Published: 2017/06/01
Channel: CITYOFSALEM
Introduction Speech on Transportation Network Company Amendments
Introduction Speech on Transportation Network Company Amendments
Published: 2016/02/22
Channel: Diane Colley-Urquhart
QRT: Mga transportation network company, saklaw rin ng Anti-Distracted Driving Act
QRT: Mga transportation network company, saklaw rin ng Anti-Distracted Driving Act
Published: 2017/05/17
Channel: GMA News
Duluth City Council first reading of transportation network company ordinance
Duluth City Council first reading of transportation network company ordinance
Published: 2017/03/14
Channel: perfectduluthday
Investigation: Dangers of Transportation Network Companies
Investigation: Dangers of Transportation Network Companies
Published: 2015/11/10
Channel: kxan
Transportation network company Top # 6 Facts
Transportation network company Top # 6 Facts
Published: 2015/10/28
Channel: Yashika Lipsa
PCI Staff discuss Transportation Network Companies
PCI Staff discuss Transportation Network Companies
Published: 2014/10/28
Channel: PropertyCasualty
Houston Transportation Network Company -(713) 300-8569
Houston Transportation Network Company -(713) 300-8569
Published: 2016/11/01
Channel: William Thompson
LeanTMS®  - A Unique Hybrid Transportation Network Company
LeanTMS® - A Unique Hybrid Transportation Network Company
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: LeanLogisticsInc
Protecting Consumers with responsible Transportation Network Company Regulation
Protecting Consumers with responsible Transportation Network Company Regulation
Published: 2014/09/03
Channel: RepMustio
Future of transport network companies now in limbo
Future of transport network companies now in limbo
Published: 2017/07/10
Channel: the dutchman
Transportation Network Companies Still Illegal in Austin
Transportation Network Companies Still Illegal in Austin
Published: 2015/06/05
Channel: Tierra Neubaum
What Is TNC Insurance
What Is TNC Insurance
Published: 2017/10/27
Channel: Ouetr Olex
What Is TNC Insurance
What Is TNC Insurance
Published: 2017/10/26
Channel: Mantrey Musico
Uber now an accredited Transport Network Company
Uber now an accredited Transport Network Company
Published: 2015/08/20
Channel: UNTV News and Rescue
Rep. Andy Schor Supports Local Cooperation for Transportation Network Companies
Rep. Andy Schor Supports Local Cooperation for Transportation Network Companies
Published: 2014/12/11
Channel: Michigan House Democrats
GIRL Expose Careem And Uber transportation network company
GIRL Expose Careem And Uber transportation network company
Published: 2017/10/11
Channel: piyar ali
Mike Kanin talks about City Council vote on Transportation Network Companies
Mike Kanin talks about City Council vote on Transportation Network Companies
Published: 2015/12/18
Channel: kxan
Consistent regulation for transportation network companies
Consistent regulation for transportation network companies
Published: 2016/03/16
Channel: Missouri Chamber
What Is TNC Pickup
What Is TNC Pickup
Published: 2017/10/25
Channel: Nerlak Natre
Reps. Fukumoto Chang and Ward address SB  1280 Transportation Network Companies
Reps. Fukumoto Chang and Ward address SB 1280 Transportation Network Companies
Published: 2015/04/16
Channel: Michele Van Hessen
What Is A TNC Company?
What Is A TNC Company?
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: Funny Question
Uber, accredited na ng LTFRB bilang transport network company
Uber, accredited na ng LTFRB bilang transport network company
Published: 2015/08/19
Channel: UNTV News and Rescue
What Is A TNC Driver
What Is A TNC Driver
Published: 2017/10/27
Channel: Ouetr Olex
TNC
TNC's - Uber and Lyft
Published: 2014/10/23
Channel: Amar Gupta
What Is A TNC Driver
What Is A TNC Driver
Published: 2017/10/26
Channel: Mantrey Musico
Which Insurance Companies Cover Uber
Which Insurance Companies Cover Uber
Published: 2017/10/25
Channel: Nerlak Natre
How Much Is A TNC License
How Much Is A TNC License
Published: 2017/10/25
Channel: Nerlak Natre
Abbott signs TNC bill into law; Uber and Lyft returning to Austin
Abbott signs TNC bill into law; Uber and Lyft returning to Austin
Published: 2017/05/29
Channel: KVUE
High-speed urban transportation network coming in Denver?
High-speed urban transportation network coming in Denver?
Published: 2017/11/15
Channel: Fox News
Senator Ranzenhofer talks about expanding transportation network companies
Senator Ranzenhofer talks about expanding transportation network companies
Published: 2017/02/06
Channel: NYSenate
How Much Is A TNC License?
How Much Is A TNC License?
Published: 2017/06/26
Channel: SS Insure Facts
What Is The TNC License
What Is The TNC License
Published: 2017/10/25
Channel: Nerlak Natre
SFO/AAAE TNC Tracking Solution for Airports
SFO/AAAE TNC Tracking Solution for Airports
Published: 2015/06/04
Channel: AAAEDelivers
AirnDrive Transportation Rental Network Company
AirnDrive Transportation Rental Network Company
Published: 2016/08/17
Channel: AirnDrive Transportation Network Company
UZURV Driver: TNC Pairing
UZURV Driver: TNC Pairing
Published: 2017/03/13
Channel: UZURV Driver
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Lyft, a private hire TNC.

A transportation network company (TNC), sometimes known as a mobility service provider (MSP), is an organization that pairs passengers via websites and mobile apps with drivers who provide such services. Transportation network companies are examples of the sharing economy and shared mobility.

Transportation network companies have been noted for providing service in less populated or poorer areas that are not regularly served by taxicabs, and charging lower rates than taxicabs, since taxicab rates are often set by local jurisdictions.[1][2][3] Some reports say TNCs reduce traffic congestion: since their cars "can't accept street hails, they do much less unnecessary driving-around than either government-licensed/regulated taxi cabs (who are cruising for hails) or individuals (who are looking for a parking spot)."[4] TNCs say they provide "flexible and independent jobs" for drivers.[5]

Studies are inconclusive on whether TNCs reduce drunk driving rates in cities where they operate.[6][7] A March 2016 study by Judd Cramer and Alan B. Krueger of the National Bureau of Economic Research showed that a ride via a TNC uses capacity more efficiently than traditional taxicabs as TNC drivers are more likely to have a passenger than a taxicab.[8]

However, some have criticized TNCs as avoiding government regulation.

Definition and terminology[edit]

In 2013, the California Public Utilities Commission defined, for regulatory purposes, a transportation network company as a company that uses an online-enabled platform to connect passengers with drivers using their personal, non-commercial vehicles.[9]

Virginia defines a TNC as a company that "provides prearranged rides for compensation using a digital platform that connects passengers with drivers using a personal vehicle."[10] Other states have also regulated TNCs, including Massachusetts.

"Ridesharing"[edit]

TNC platforms have sometimes been called "ridesharing", but the terms "ridesourcing" and "ride-hailing" have been developed to describe the transportation services associated with TNCs. Some early reports used the term "ridesourcing" to clarify that drivers do not share a destination with their passengers and that the driver's primary motivation was income.[11] The term "ridesourcing" refers to the outsourcing of rides.[12] In early 2015, the Associated Press Stylebook officially adopted the term "ride-hailing" to describe the services offered by Lyft and Uber[13] to reflect the availability of private vehicles and taxis services on the platforms. "Ride-hailing" makes no reference to the driver's motivation or to the trip characteristics; some rides may not necessarily be motivated by income.[14] Uber allows drivers to match destinations with riders in limited cases.[15]

Criticism[edit]

Taxi industry groups, labor unions, and some courts say that TNCs are illegal taxicab operations.[16][17] Several communities, governments, and organizations have established rules and regulations that specifically govern TNCs and, in some jurisdictions, TNCs are completely illegal to operate.

TNCs increase traffic congestion in some cities, due to the large number of TNC vehicles constantly cruising waiting for customers.[18][19] Reports based on New York City data suggest that TNCs are unsustainable.[20][21] The TNC model allows avoiding the costs of insurance, sales tax, mechanical vehicle inspections, and providing a universally-accessible service. Some critics believes that TNCs' success comes from being parasitic on the cities in which it operates.[22] New regulations are proposed to compensate some of these disadvantages.[23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uber is here to stay, and that's a good thing". The Globe and Mail. 
  2. ^ Megan McArdle (July 20, 2015). "Uber Serves the Poor by Going Where Taxis Don't". BloombergView.com. 
  3. ^ Rott, Nate (August 8, 2013). "California's New Rules Could Change The Rideshare Game". NPR. 
  4. ^ Felix Salmon (July 30, 2015). "New Yorkers love Uber. But is Uber good for New York?". Fusion. 
  5. ^ "The gig-economy: Uber good or Uber bad?". canadianlabour.ca. May 12, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Uber Prevents Drunk Driving: Advantage Over Taxis". Lyft Uber Newsletter. 
  7. ^ Fredrick Kunkle (July 27, 2016). "Is Uber reducing drunk driving? New study says no". Washington Post. 
  8. ^ Judd Cramer and Alan B. Krueger (March 2016). "Disruptive Change in the Taxi Business: The Case of Uber" (PDF). National Bureau of Economic Research. 
  9. ^ "DECISION ADOPTING RULES AND REGULATIONS TO PROTECT PUBLIC SAFETY WHILE ALLOWING NEW ENTRANTS TO THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY" (PDF). California Public Utilities Commission. December 20, 2012. 
  10. ^ Virginia DMV: TNC Frequently Asked Questions
  11. ^ Rayle, L., S. Shaheen, N. Chan, D. Dai, and R. Cervero. "App-Based, On-Demand Ride Services: Comparing Taxi and Ridesourcing Trips and User Characteristics in San Francisco". University of California Transportation Center, 2014.
  12. ^ Geron, Tomio (September 19, 2013). "California Becomes First State To Regulate Ridesharing Services Lyft, Sidecar, UberX". Forbes Magazine. 
  13. ^ Warzel, Charlie (2015-01-08). "Let's All Join The AP Stylebook In Killing The Term "Ride-Sharing"". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  14. ^ Anderson, Donald N. (2014-05-28). ""Not just a taxi"? For-profit ridesharing, driver strategies, and VMT". Transportation. Springer Nature. 41 (5): 1099–1117. doi:10.1007/s11116-014-9531-8. ISSN 0049-4488. 
  15. ^ "Set my Driver Destination". Uber. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  16. ^ Alex Goldmark (August 8, 2013). "In California, They're Not Taxis, They're 'Transportation Network Companies'". Transportation Nation. 
  17. ^ Alderman, Liz (2017-12-20). "Uber Is a Taxi Service, the E.C.J. Rules, in Major Setback for Firm". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-12-20. 
  18. ^ Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez (December 11, 2016). "SF blasts Uber, Lyft for downtown traffic congestion". 
  19. ^ Charles Komanoff (Feb 27, 2017). "It's Settled: Uber Is Making NYC Gridlock Worse". 
  20. ^ Fitzsimmons, Emma G.; Hu, Winnie (2017-03-06). "The Downside of Ride-Hailing: More New York City Gridlock". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-12-20. 
  21. ^ http://schallerconsult.com/rideservices/unsustainable.htm
  22. ^ Slee, Tom (2015). What's Yours Is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy. New York: OR Books. ISBN 1-68219-022-6
  23. ^ Vanessa Katz, Regulating the Sharing Economy, 30 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1067 (2015). DOI 10.15779/Z38HG45


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