The New Metrics for Regulating Transportation Network Companies and Taxis

The introduction of new forms of ground transportation providers known as Transportation Network Companies or Ridesharing companies seek to bring economies to the traditional taxi market through the use of personal vehicles and part-time drivers with little or no economic regulation or oversight over their operations. However their introduction has, in many areas, resulted in complete deregulation of traditional taxi operations in order to "level the playing field." Communities are thus struggling with issues of adequate insurance, background checks, vehicle requirements, variable rates, and service requirements as they strive for some new forms of regulations for what some believe are innovative ground transportation products. This project will research these developments with respect to resulting rules and requirements that communities are developing. Objective outcomes of this project would be a set of Best Practices in this new arena. Model ordinance language that communities may use for the administration of ground transportation providers in this era of deregulation will be provided in a report and regulatory language.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $75000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC37

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University
    2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664

    Metropolitan St. Louis Taxicab Commission

    2628 Delmar
    St. Louis, MO  United States  63103

    University of Missouri, St. Louis

    One University Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO  United States  63121-4400

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University
    2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664

    University of Missouri, St. Louis

    One University Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO  United States  63121-4400
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mundy, Ray

  • Start Date: 20150101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39378

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01560381
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC37
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 14 2015 1:00AM