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Pat Russo Partner at Windels Marx New York

Pat Russo Partner at Windels Marx New York

Pasqualino ‘Pat’ Russo of the Transportation Practice Group at Windels Marx has been named partner. Since joining the firm in 2012, Pat has represented and counseled a diverse array of clients in the practice group in the areas of ground transportation regulation and licensing, compliance, regulatory reforms, accessibility, medallion market valuation, corporate investigations, litigation, employment(…)

Sausage spat erupts as Daimler shareholders battle at buffet

Sausage spat erupts as Daimler shareholders battle at buffet

As Daimler AG shareholders approved the biggest dividend in the company’s history, two investors got into a fight at its annual general meeting over complimentary sausages. The world’s second-biggest luxury-car maker called police to calm things down after one man began packing away multiple sausages from the buffet. A woman intervened, and the two got into(…)

How Lyft and Uber can improve transit agency budgets

How Lyft and Uber can improve transit agency budgets

In Brookings.com Joseph Kane, Adie Tomer and Robert Puentes claim that collaboration between the TNC’s and public transport companies – especially in the US – can alleviate the pressure on demand responsive (taxi-like) services for certain urban areas and needy customers. That probably does not extend to services geared to people with mobility handicaps. The(…)

Japan driverless taxi start-up eyes partnerships with automakers

Japan driverless taxi start-up eyes partnerships with automakers

Japan’s Robot Taxi aims to forge partnerships with carmakers to develop a driverless taxi service in time for the 2020 Olympics, the technology company said, holding its first tests on public roads and joining a global race to develop self-driving cars. Story by au.news.yahoo.com. The joint venture between gaming software maker DeNA Co and robotics(…)

Microtransit: Cities should explore innovation that will help move people

Microtransit: Cities should explore innovation that will help move people

Microtransit is the latest development in the US transportation landscape. In many areas keen entrepreneurs are providing public transport with small buses and only on certain routes. Pick up points vary but an app coordinates the customers, the network and pick-up points. The Globe and Mail in Canada discovered this microtransit is really taking off(…)

! ! ! Happy 2016 ! ! !

! ! ! Happy 2016 ! ! !

We wish you a very happy, innovative and mobile New Year! Also in 2016 we will keep you informed about the latest in the mobility world.

Queensland: Uber has made illegal cool – and police need to act

Queensland: Uber has made illegal cool – and police need to act

Taxi Council Queensland (TCQ) says that the Government and police should be ashamed that illegal taxi operator Uber has made criminality and illegality cool. TCQ chief executive officer Benjamin Wash said that Uber has mastered the art of lies and deception, with sections of the media and some MPs falling for it “hook, line and(…)

Uber – Another bad week – no. I

Uber – Another bad week – no. I

Having started with a charm offensive at the DLD tech-conference in Munich on Sunday last week (offering partnerships with European cities in which 50.000 new jobs could be created within a year), Uber CEO Travis Kalanick did the rounds in Europe. Read more…. He told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that “Uber is not going(…)

Uber – Another bad week – no. II

Uber – Another bad week – no. II

Meanwhile, the business paper Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and 24/7 Wall St. did some pretty nifty research and found out that Uber was 6th on the list of ‘most-hated companies in the USA.’ Read more…

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