Transportation

Life-size Lego bus stop makes public transportation fun

Life-size Lego bus stop makes public transportation fun

Remember when you were a child (or last night… leave us alone, we like Lego here at SlashGear, alright?), and you’d make little cities out of Lego bricks? Houses, buildings, cars, even a bus stop or two. You’d imagine you were the Lego character, and wander around aimlessly. In London, you can live a small part of that dream.

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Uber protests bring cities to a standstill

Uber protests bring cities to a standstill

Anti-Uber protests have brought European cities, including London, to a standstill today, as traditional taxi and limo firms block the roads in anger around how the on-demand car service has disrupted the market. Over 30,000 drivers clogged the streets in London, Madrid, Paris, and other locations, demanding that regulators step in and clamp down on techie upstarts like Uber. Meanwhile, Uber itself is trying to sweeten the deal with the broader roll-out of UberTAXI.

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Uber fills UberX insurance gap

Uber fills UberX insurance gap

Uber has tightened up its insurance policies for UberX drivers, in the aftermath of high-profile accidents that have called the liability of private drivers into question. The "insurance gap" policy means that, even if an UberX driver isn't carrying a passenger, as long as they're logged into the Uber app and available to accept a ride they'll be covered.

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Google funds “free Muni” transport program in San Francisco

Google funds “free Muni” transport program in San Francisco

In an agreement with the city of San Francisco, Google has agreed to essentially fund the "free Muni" project for the next two years. With the Municipal Transportation Agency board, Google has spoken about cutting the possibility of shutting down the program entirely - that may very well have happened if Google hadn’t stepped in. Instead, Google has donated $6.8 million to the program which will continue to fund free Muni passes for low- and middle-income youth.

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