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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

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

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

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…

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…

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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