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Is An All-Encompassing Mobility App Making A Comeback?

Ground transportation doesn’t get as much attention in managed travel programs as some other categories, but new tech that aggregates options for the various modes, as described in this article by John Surico, could have implications for productivity, distribution, duty of care and sustainability. Imagine an app on your smartphone in which every form of transportation…

Hip Mobility, SummitQwest Merge For All-In-One Ground Transport Platform

Commuter shuttle firm Hip Mobility and corporate ground transport specialist SummitQwest finalized a merger on June 30. The new entity, HQ, intends to offer a one-stop shop for ground transport needs, ranging from micromobility, ride-hailing and car rental to high-end corporate sedans, vans and buses. Corporate spending on ground transport tends to be fragmented across…

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What Is A Flying Car?

By Cade Metz, a technology correspondent covering artificial intelligence, driverless cars, robotics and virtual reality, and Erin Griffith, who reports on technology startups and venture capital. It was sleek, cone-shaped, a little confusing — like something Hollywood would give a sci-fi villain for a quick getaway. It wasn’t a helicopter. And it wasn’t an airplane….

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Ground Transport Companies Power Green Programs With Electric Vehicles, Micromobility

A pair of Europe-based ground transportation companies recently announced plans to speed up their transitions to electric vehicles. Meanwhile, Uber expanded its green program that charges passengers a bit more and pays drivers a bit more for rides in EVs. Many companies during the pandemic encourage employees to avoid public transport, if possible. Alternatives like…

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Biden Administration Could Bolster Ground Transport Hygiene Regulations (Audio)

A non-profit group of transportation agency commissioners and managers is close to finalizing model regulations and best practices for ground transport operators. CDC and OSHA issued some official guidance covering parts of the sector, but no mandates. That could change under a Joe Biden administration. He indicated plans for a mask mandate for interstate transportation….

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New Certification Program For Drivers Pushes Ground Transport Hygiene

Ground transportation is getting a closer look as organizations and their travelers seek comfortable, convenient and hygienic options. A new training and certification program aims to bring some reassurance. Claiming a first, the organizers behind Safe Clean Ride created a curriculum for ride-hail, taxi, limo and bus drivers focused on “awareness of contagions, cleaning and…