New transport alliances emerge
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Uber partners with Green Cab; Lyft, Car2Go join TriMet Tickets.
Green Cab was a member of the Transportation Fairness Alliance, a coalition of several Portland taxi companies that lobbied city officials to more strictly regulate so-called "transportation network companies" like Uber and Lyft.
Under the new partnership, Green Cab will provide wheelchair-accessible service through Uber, which has struggled to maintain reliable service for customers with disabilities, as is required under the new city rules.
On Uber's platform, riders who choose a taxi ride would pay a base fare of $3.50, plus 50 cents a minute, $2.60 a mile and a 50-cent city surcharge, the same as a ride booked outside of the Uber app.
A partnership between carsharing company Car2Go and TriMet Tickets got off to a rocky start Wednesday, with many customers reporting problems, the O reports:
Users of the TriMet Tickets app widely reported their paid digital fares suddenly disappeared Wednesday morning, apparently a hitch in the rollout of the newest version of the app.
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