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Op Ed: GoldSpring Consulting On Travel Risk Management And Ride-Hailing

After a career in the Los Angeles Police Department as an officer and a detective, Kevin Coffey knows a thing or two about staying safe while moving around urban areas. Now a senior consultant at GoldSpring Consulting, Coffey shares tips for keeping employees out of harm’s way when using ground transportation services. In working with…

Op Ed: Louise Miller On Innovation In Ground Transportation

Ground transportation used to be a relatively straightforward part of travel management. No longer. Louise Miller of Areka Consulting gives an overview of what’s changing and how companies should address the challenges. Now is the time to really think about ground transportation and make some decisions. More progress occurred in the past 12 months than most…

GBTA Executive Director Solombrino Cites Bandwidth, Not Conflict, For Decision To Step Down From National Limousine Association Board

Hired in April as the Global Business Travel Association’s executive director, Scott Solombrino a month later resigned from the National Limousine Association board of directors. “The original plan was for Scott to serve out his term,” NLA president Gary Buffo wrote Monday by email. “However, based on Scott’s new position at GBTA, and the vast…

Taxi Tech Company With Pre-Smartphone Heritage Takes On Lyft And Uber

There was a time when a big portion of ground transportation spending was invisible to corporate travel buyers. Lyft and Uber are helping with that, but they’re not the only options. A service provider to taxis and black cars, Curb Mobility started a business program last fall and now claims a few dozen clients including…

What Are The Negotiated Benefits Of Working With Lyft Or Uber?

Since before Lyft and Uber created programs for business, travel purchasing pros have been approaching them about volume-based benefits. Hard-dollar encouragement would help Uber and Lyft attract more managed corporate clients, especially those that effectively direct employees to one or the other. For now, though, the ride-hailing business programs barely register.  Lyft in its pre-IPO…

Solving The Business Traveler’s Ground Dilemma: Hail, Schedule Or Rent?

Most business travelers need wheels or rails to get to and from the airport and move around at their destinations. Finding and booking many of the various options is getting easier. Seeing price comparisons before making decisions is the next mile. Mobile apps provided by Lyft and Uber fill the need for convenient rides throughout…

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