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Workshop 142
Opportunities for Accommodating New Technologies, Apps, and Data Capture in Improving and Regulating Taxis
Sunday, January 12, 2014 9:00AM - 12:00PM  Signin to Reveal Location Workshop Data and Information Technology, Public Transportation, Transportation, General
James Cooper, University of Missouri, St. Louis, presiding
Sponsored By:
Paratransit (AP060)
Taxi (AP060(2))

The past 5 years have seen exceptional growth in the development of smartphone apps to serve the taxi rider. Not all such innovations have received the welcome from parties that might follow the improvements suggested; many have had a hostile reception from some suppliers and regulators who could benefit in appropriate circumstances. Apps have, in equal measure, created opportunity and presented significant new challenges. The workshop will interest regulators, suppliers, and academics.

TitlePresentation Number
Perspective of a Leading App
Yonis Benitez, Hailocab, presenter
Regulatory Take on Apps
Matthew D. Daus, International Association of Transportation Regulators, presenter
Apps in the District of Columbia: Regulating Apps
Ron Linton, District of Columbia Taxicab Commission, presenter
Impacts of Apps: Industry Perspective
Harold E. Morgan, Taxicab, Limousine and Paratransit Association, presenter
Economic Impacts of App Development and Control
Roger Teal, DemandTrans Solutions Inc., presenter
Big City Issues: Regulation and Apps in Chicago
Rosemary Krimbel, City of Chicago, presenter