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2018 graduates of MBA programs had a 98 percent employment rate three months after graduation, a new record for the program.

MBA Graduates Set Record Salaries and Employment

Graduates from the Master of Business Administration program set new records in 2018 for salaries and job placements, the McDonough MBA Career Center announced Oct. 31. For the class of 2018, 98 percent of graduates received an employment offer within three months of graduation, an increase from 93 percent in[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
KIRK ZIESER FOR THE HOYA Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft will be restricted to five new pickup and drop-off zones in high-traffic areas of Washington, D.C., as part of a District initiative to increase pedestrian safety.

DC Designates Passenger Pickup and Drop-Off Zones

The District Department of Transportation announced five new pickup and drop-off pilot locations for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft at locations across Washington, D.C., on Oct. 26. The designated pickup and drop-off locations will be implemented at centrally located, high-traffic areas where there is high demand for ride-hailing[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
URTZ: Stopping Traffic in Amman

URTZ: Stopping Traffic in Amman

On a typical morning in Amman, Jordan, the 4.5-mile commute from my apartment in the western part of the city to my school can take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, often involving several cancelled Ubers, some haggling over taxi prices and the occasional lie to a police officer —[Read More…]

by September 27, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Around 500,000 people used the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority  on Saturday, including demonstrators for the Women’s March on Washington.

Heightened March Demand Tests Metro

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority users faced long lines and extended wait times Saturday with around 500,000 people using the service, including many demonstrators from across the country who poured into the city for the Women’s March on Washington. In an internal email provided to The Hoya, WMATA General Manager[Read More…]

by January 24, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Economics 101 Proved Right, Thanks to Uber

Economics 101 Proved Right, Thanks to Uber

If you walk by Uncommon Grounds between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., chances are you will overhear a Georgetown undergrad and a company recruiter talking about thought leadership, company culture, work-life balance or gamification. That last one means the application of game-design thinking to non-game contexts to[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 1 comment Business, Business - Top
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Traffic flows by Georgetown University on Canal Road. Lyft offers a new luxury service allowing customers to ride in comfort and style.

Lyft Unveils Luxury Service in D.C.

Ride-sharing company Lyft introduced a new service in Washington, D.C. last week called Lyft Premier, which promises riders comfort, style and consistency in luxury sedans and SUVs in the midst of an extensive overhaul of the D.C. metro system. The service, which costs roughly twice as much as a standard[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top

University Launches Uber, SafeRides Discount Pilot

Students who request a SafeRide van on the LiveSafe application in the next two weekends will receive a $5 Uber discount code if the wait time for a van exceeds 15 minutes, as part of a pilot program to help more students get to campus safely announced by Georgetown University[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY UBER
UberPool, a feature that connects users to share an UberX vehicle, became available to Washington, D.C., riders Oct. 22.

UberPool Launches in DC

Uber introduced UberPool, a feature that allows users heading in the same direction to share an UberX vehicle and split the fare, to Washington D.C. Oct. 22. Instead of deciding between UberX or UberBlack, users may now select the UberPool option, enter a pickup and drop-off location and match with[Read More…]

by November 3, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
COURTESTY SPLIT
Split offers budget rides in Washington, D.C.’s core. The startup launched in May and its ridership has grown about about 75% monthly.

Alum’s Rideshare App Competes in Crowded Marketplace

Ario Keshani (SFS ’05) wants to change the way Washingtonians think about city transportation. His startup app Split allows users to call for cars and save money by sharing rides with strangers who are traveling in the same direction, similar to Uber’s microtransit platform, UberPool, which launched in the District[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top

DC Council Approves Pro-Uber Legislation

The D.C. Council approved legislation to permit and regulate the operation of app-based ridesharing services such as uberX, Lyft and SideCar on Oct. 28. The Public Vehicle-for-hire Innovation Amendment Act, proposed by Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3), passed in a 12-to-1 vote. The bill retained the $1 million dollar insurance[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top