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Deem Builds Unique Uber For Business Integration Into Corporate Travel Site And Apps
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Deem Builds Unique Uber For Business Integration Into Corporate Travel Site And Apps

If all goes according to plan, Deem’s corporate booking tool and mobile apps this summer will be the first of their kind to allow Uber for Business users to book scheduled and on-demand rides. According to Deem head of mobility Nikolaj Koester, about nine in 10 trips through ridehailing companies are on-demand. “You’ve never been…

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

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…

Ground Transport Companies Power Green Programs With Electric Vehicles, Micromobility
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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…

Biden Administration Could Bolster Ground Transport Hygiene Regulations (Audio)
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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….

New Certification Program For Drivers Pushes Ground Transport Hygiene
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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…

Preparing For A Sale That Can’t Come Soon Enough For Its Key Owner, Addison Lee Makes Client-Facing Changes

Preparing For A Sale That Can’t Come Soon Enough For Its Key Owner, Addison Lee Makes Client-Facing Changes

Corporate buyers who use Addison Lee are getting nervous. One of the largest chauffeured car companies in the United States has made a number of changes to improve its competitiveness and attract investors. The U.K.-based transport firm’s majority owner, Carlyle, is looking to sell. Addison Lee has a lot of debt coming due soon. Among…

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

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…

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