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The history of the gas tax and what it means for micromobility fees

Aug 21, 2020 2:52:45 PM / by Michael Schwartz

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Just over 100 years ago, Oregon became the first state to impose a per-gallon gasoline tax. Many other states introduced gas taxes in the years that followed. 

Read on to find out why it was developed, who benefits, and what we can learn from the tax to meet people’s and cities' transportation needs today, including micromobility.

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What is Mobility Data Specification (MDS) and other common questions

Jun 26, 2020 11:33:09 AM / by Madeline Kernan posted in MDS

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What is Mobility Data Specification (MDS)?

MDS is a framework for standardizing and sharing mobility data that agencies and operators can use. It helps operators and cities exchange information in a standard format so they can ingest data and build systems to understand program success. MDS has three sub-specifications: Provider, Agency and Policy.

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Mobility Data Specification (MDS), API and problem data

Jun 9, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Madeline Kernan posted in MDS

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In our previous post about MDS feed health and interpretation challenges, we discussed MDS feed health and challenges to interpreting your feed. Now we will take a look at when the data itself is problematic, and some things to consider when troubleshooting. 

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Our statement on the protests

May 31, 2020 5:26:52 PM / by William Henderson

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We stand with the protestors and activists demanding action and accountability. We recognize that justice is the only possible resolution, and that nothing short of demanding — and enacting — justice will suffice. We believe that black lives matter.

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Mobility Data Specification (MDS) feed, interpretation & challenges

May 21, 2020 12:53:56 PM / by Madeline Kernan posted in MDS

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In the first blog post in this series, Introduction to Mobility Data Specification (MDS), we discussed what MDS is and broke down the specification. 

For micromobility programs that are getting set up with MDS or looking to ensure their data aligns with the spec, there are a lot of ways it can diverge; some are more critical than others. They all start with the question: how do you know if your data adheres to MDS?

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Introduction to Mobility Data Specification (MDS)

May 18, 2020 4:00:00 PM / by Madeline Kernan posted in MDS

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What is Mobility Data Specification (MDS)?

One of the most important aspects of launching and sustaining a successful micromobility program is being able to make data-informed decisions to achieve a program’s objectives. To create a foundation of trust and to build a common methodology for understanding and utilizing data, cities and operators need a data sharing standard — that’s where MDS comes in. 

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6 things city officials can do while micromobility programs are paused

Apr 14, 2020 1:31:27 PM / by Michael Schwartz

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Micromobility Fireside Chats: Webinars you can join in your WFH wear

Mar 16, 2020 10:25:14 AM / by Meghan Prichard

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Over several weeks, Ride Report hosted Micromobility Fireside Chats, a webinar series you can enjoy from anywhere, and, most importantly, in the comfort of your own home. 

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Ride Report raises $10 million Series A to make micromobility work for cities, operators, and the people they serve

Mar 12, 2020 7:00:00 AM / by Meghan Prichard posted in News

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The Ride Report team


Today, Ride Report is excited to announce a raise of $10 million in Series A funding, in a round led by Unusual Ventures. 

This partnership allows us to deepen our commitment to helping cities to provide safe, equitable, and environmentally efficient transportation options to their communities.

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What is Ride Report certification?

Mar 4, 2020 11:25:00 AM / by Meghan Prichard posted in Ride Report certified

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Ride Report certification is the micromobility industry’s first MDS auditing service. By scoring operators based on their performance against rigorous data benchmarks, our service helps cities with the difficult and error-prone process of knowing which operators are meeting their compliance requirements.

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