POINT PLEASANT BEACH — In the 25 years that Carmine Villani has been an attorney, he’s seen a lot of people suffer the consequences of drunken driving convictions. And with the growth in the popularity of ride-hailing companies, he’s stymied as to why many people still aren’t taking advantage of those services when they go out… Read the rest of this entry »
Murphy’s Tavern and Val’s Tavern in Rumson are likely to have a better night on Thursday than Tommy’s Tavern and Tap Room and Woody’s Grille in Sea Bright due to the fact that the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge (S-32) will close for maintenance at 8 p.m. The bridge will reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday morning.
Uber drivers are advised that the best route to Sea Bright from Rumson is via the Oceanic Bridge into Middletown, right onto Locust Point Road and right on Locust Ave over the bridge to Navesink Ave (by the brick church). Make a right on Navesink and another right on Route 36 in Highlands. Take Route 36 over the Capt Joe Azzolina Bridge and you’re in Sea Bright. McCloone’s and Tommy’s will be down the road on your right.
Tired of sitting in traffic while riding in an Uber X? The ride-hailing company may eventually offer customers a new vehicle to order that could quickly bypass gridlock — as long as you have a helipad handy. Uber announced this weekend it will team up with the European-based aircraft company Airbus Group for a pilot program… Read the rest of this entry »
Like a retail store fighting the post-Christmas shopping slump, Uber is having a sale on the price of getting from here to there this winter. Prices on Uber X airport trips are being cut 50 percent and other trips are seeing a 15 percent price reduction across New Jersey, starting now, said Craig Ewer, an Uber… Read the rest of this entry »
The tech industry constantly unleashes thrilling ideas that race through the population like pink eye in a preschool. Some of them, like e-commerce and the Long Tail, have staying power. Others look silly in the rearview mirror—burning millions of dollars to gain “eyeballs” did not continue to be an admirable business strategy after the dot-com bubble… Read the rest of this entry »
As incidents of Uber-related attacks are being reported from Massachusetts to India, New Jersey lawmakers are in the process of drafting legislation to regulate the relatively-new ride-share companies. But now there is a new urgency. “This is really becoming a huge public safety issue,” said Jeff Shanker, of the Limousine Associations of New Jersey, a lobbying… Read the rest of this entry »
TRENTON — New Jersey lawmakers today took the first step toward regulating new and growing “ridesharing” services like Uber and Lyft that have drawn the ire of traditional taxi and limo companies as well as the auto insurance industry. The Assembly Transportation Committee wrapped seven bills that have been introduced over the last six months —… Read the rest of this entry »