Hans Riemer Hans is an at-large member of the Montgomery County (Md.) Council. September 23, 2015 TDM TAKEAWAY Standardized, open data feeds for taxis can provide more options for riders and foster better competition with ride-hailing companies. There’s no denying …

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I said it before, and I’m going to have to say it again. I closed last week’s installment on the data for fare activity between January 1 and 7 of New York’s green cab armada with a reminder (largely to …

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Please understand the pun. If you don’t, you’ll have to indulge my word-playing nod at the slang for cab driver, apparently inspired by the Hackney horse, a London equine precursor to motorized livery. Etymology aside, the New York Open Data …

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Open Data Leaves Open Questions: Exploring Uber’s Impact on NYC Traffic Earlier this month, something new and exciting happened: the Taxi and Limousine Commission (T.L.C.) released data on every cab ride taken in the past year and a half. Besides …

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Last week, New York City opened data from millions of taxi trips. 165,114,361 to be more precise. At a time when war rages between taxis and Uber, just a few days after the clash between NYC’s mayor DeBlasio and Uber, …

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Vivek Kundra is the executive vice president at Salesforce and the former CIO for the U.S. government. How to join the network Amid the debate in New York City on limiting the number of drivers for ride share companies such …

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In March 2014, the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission shared an infographic about yellow taxis on the road in New York It’s #metricmonday again! Today’s #infographic shows data on yellow taxis on the road by day and time. #nyctaxi pic.twitter.com/EF5AsZm74H — NYC …

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