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Honolulu City Council Explores Additional Regulation on Uber, Lyft

Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu City Council is considering a measure to regulate ridesharing companies. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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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The way people get around in Southeast Asia is about to change. Not for everyone, but for those who have become used to using an app to get a ride. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Net Neutrality Rules; Declining News Coverage; Probiotics for Plants; Hawaii’s Gig Economy

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The app-based ride service Uber has been getting a lot of publicity this week because of its new CEO—just hired away from the travel website Expedia. But in Southeast Asia, one of Uber’s rivals has been picking up steam—and investors. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu City Council passed a bill to regulate taxicab and internet-based companies today following a year of discussion and debate.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

The Conversation: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Jun 15, 2016
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Hawai‘i–India Law Symposium; Action at Honolulu Hale; “Bring It Home” Dance Theater

2016 India-Hawai’i Law Symposium: Dean C. Raj Kumar

Wayne Yoshioka

State lawmakers are considering a bill to plug the insurance gaps for drivers who use personal vehicles to haul paying riders.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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A popular car service is expanding its operation to Maui.

Uber announced and expansion of its Uber X and high end Uber Black service to Maui. The company offers personal car service that’s summoned through a mobile app.  You bring out your phone, summon a car, and ride to your destination. Billing is handled directly through a credit card attached to the app so there is no cash transaction.