Honolulu Mayor Vetos Price Caps on Uber, Lyft

Jun 20, 2018
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The long-simmering dispute between Honolulu’s taxi companies and ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft came to a head yesterday with Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s veto of Bill 35, a measure that would have regulated so-called “surge pricing” by rIde-sharing companies and made them subject to increased regulation.  


Honolulu City Council Explores Additional Regulation on Uber, Lyft

Tension High Over Airport Rideshare Pilot Program

Apr 19, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

Long simmering tensions between the local taxi companies and transportation network companies, Uber and Lyft, erupted again. The spark was a public hearing to discuss a pilot program that allows the ride sharing companies to pick up and drop off passengers at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu. The state quietly extended the program until September, and yesterday was the first time taxi and limousine drivers had a chance to vent before the Small Business Regulatory Review Board.

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Flood Rebuilding Costs; Cabs Push Back Against Ridesharing; Volunteer Week; SHOCKA on Stage

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Disputes about the regulation of ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft have taken place from Honolulu to Mumbai. This week in Indonesia’s capital, the issue brought rush-hour traffic to a stand-still. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Jakarta’s traffic is not a good place to be at the best of times.  And Tuesday’s morning rush hour was definitely not the best of times.