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Electrical bikes hit Providence streets

PROVIDENCE – Over the next few days, you may start to see people buzzing around the city on red electrically-charged bicycles.Beginning Thursday, electricity-aided bikes...

Don’t blame Uber for city congestion

A growing body of research shows that ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft increase rather than reduce congestion. These services, however, account for...
ACCORDING TO AAA, 73 percent of drivers are leery about self-driving cars. / COURTESY AAA

AAA: Trust in autonomous cars takes a hit with publicized crashes

PROVIDENCE – A new report from the American Automobile Association shows most American drivers – 73 percent – say they would be too afraid...
DARA KHOSROWSHAHI is CEO of Uber. Uber recently acquired Jump Bikes, the company Providence has contracted to establish a bike-share program in the city. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON

Uber agrees to buy Jump Bikes, company to run Providence bike-share...

NEW YORK - Uber Technologies Inc. is leaping into the bike-rental industry with the purchase of Jump Bikes, the company that the city of Providence...

Going the distance

How many of your staff use public transportation to get to work? Less than 10 percent 90% Between 10-50 percent 10% More than half 0%What is your...

How you know when the CEO is a goner

After a string of scandals and embarrassments, Uber’s embattled CEO Travis Kalanick was forced to resign. The assumption is that he was pushed out...

Ride-sharing services boost tourism industry

In Rhode Island, tourism and hospitality has long been a leading industry, providing jobs, income and revenue for local businesses and municipalities. Annually, more...
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