The next time you’ve been forced to use an Uber or a Lyft, the government may not have the answer for you.
That’s the message from a group of academics led by a former senior US government official that has been arguing for years for a national government-backed scheme to incentivise car sharing.
Uber and Lyft are both popular, popular services, and a lot of people use them.
But they are expensive.
The research group, titled the “Dealing with the Disposable Car” report, argues that if we can get the government to spend money on car sharing, it will be a great boon for consumers.
“A government that has the resources and the incentives to make a national program would have an opportunity to make big changes to our transportation infrastructure and help people get around,” says the report’s author, David Wittenberg.
He’s the director of the Centre for Transportation Policy at Stanford University.
The researchers, who have been researching and writing about car sharing since 2009, are not advocating for a government takeover of the sector.
Instead, they say that the public sector could invest in infrastructure and create incentives that are comparable to those in place for taxis.
“We have to build in incentives that give people the flexibility to share,” says Wittenber.
The government would still have to spend more money to make the vehicles less expensive, but the researchers argue that the money could be invested in roads, public transport, and other transportation infrastructure.
And the report proposes a number of specific policies, including better coordination of car sharing schemes, better data sharing and more transparency.
Here’s a quick rundown of the report.
How much does it cost to ride?
The report recommends that car sharing companies should be regulated like taxi companies.
The authors argue that government-regulated car sharing will make it easier for people to use these services, allowing for the creation of a system that works for everyone.
What does the report say?
The researchers argue in the report that the government should subsidise the cost of fuel and other basic costs associated with owning a car.
They also recommend that the country focus on reducing vehicle miles driven, which are estimated to be between 40 and 60 per cent of the total vehicle cost.
What else does the study say?
It argues that government regulation should include mandatory car sharing registration and licensing, the use of the Uber app, the need to share rides with others, and the requirement to pay for parking.
It also suggests that government authorities should provide for a public health insurance program that covers the costs of a range of preventative care services, such as vaccinations.
Where does the money come from?
The authors say the money would come from levies on fuel and gas prices, which the report estimates at between $0.15 and $0,20 per gallon, or about $1.50 per year.
“These are very low rates of cost for a fuel tax and an insurance policy, which is what we’re talking about,” says David Witeber.
In addition, the report argues that car-sharing companies should have to pay a “tax” on their operating costs, which they should then be required to pay by charging people to share their rides with them.
“This will not require a tax to pay.
The owners will just have to be able to get in the car and park it,” says Mr Wittenburg.
How will it work?
In order to implement the report, the researchers would need to gather feedback from car-share companies, and then the public.
The report would also require governments to set up an internet service to offer advice on the issue, which would also be voluntary.
How could the government help?
There are a number government agencies that could help with the initiative, the authors suggest.
Transport Canada could help by requiring companies to make sure they’re not charging more than the government would levy.
It could also consider using public transport to connect people to other people in need.
The Department of Transportation could also set up a system where people could submit data to help the government determine the feasibility of new regulations, like car sharing fees.
The federal government could also help by providing incentives to people who use car sharing services to register their vehicles with the government, which could be used to fund infrastructure improvements.
What about Uber and other ride-hailing services?
Uber, which has become an increasingly popular service in recent years, has faced criticism from some members of the public for what they say is an excessive amount of free parking.
The company has been criticised by the National Taxpayers Federation, which said in a statement that the company is “pandering to the interests of their rich patrons by making millions off the backs of the people they claim to serve”.
Uber has been sued by the US government and its competitor Lyft for their practice of charging people more than what the government levies for parking in certain cities.
It has also been accused of misleading users by claiming that its drivers are part of the taxi industry, even though Uber has