Uber http://ripr.org en Another App-based Transport Service - Lyft - Coming to RI Later This Week http://ripr.org/post/another-app-based-transport-service-lyft-coming-ri-later-week <p>In a sign of the growing battle between app-based transportation services, <a href="https://www.lyft.me/">Lyft </a>-- which lets consumers decide how much they want to pay for a ride -- is launching in the Providence market on Friday.</p><p>While Lyft bears a few strong similarities to <a href="https://www.uber.com/">Uber</a>,<a href="http://ripr.org/post/demand-car-service-uber-ready-disrupt-providence"> which came to Providence last September</a>, Lyft spokeswoman Paige Thelen says the company emphasizes an "in-person experience" and is about "building a community."</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:14:28 +0000 Ian Donnis 30651 at http://ripr.org RI Public Utilities Commission Will Take Another Look At Limo Charge http://ripr.org/post/ri-public-utilities-commission-will-take-another-look-limo-charge <p>The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission said it will consider a new minimum limousine charge, after four limousine companies sued over a $40 minimum charge.</p><p>The $40 minimum charge for a limousine ride was supposed to go into effect November 11<sup>th</sup>. But the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission agreed to suspend enforcement after four limousine companies sued.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:48:27 +0000 Flo Jonic 25071 at http://ripr.org On-Demand Car Service Uber is Ready to Disrupt Providence http://ripr.org/post/demand-car-service-uber-ready-disrupt-providence <p></p><p><a href="https://www.uber.com/">Uber</a>, the on-demand car service that lets users summon a ride via a smart phone app, is set to formally launch in Providence on September 12 (5:30 pm at Tazza, on Westminster Street).</p><p>As I recently <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">tweeted</a> in reporting<a href="https://www.uber.com/cities/providence"> the company's arrival in RI</a>, Uber is a favorite of techies and<a href="http://ripr.org/post/venture-capitalist-kopelman-offers-pep-talk-ri-entrepreneurs"> its origin points to the creative power of the Internet</a>:</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:41:37 +0000 Ian Donnis 21051 at http://ripr.org On-Demand Car Service Uber is Ready to Disrupt Providence