A new survey of St. Louis residents reveals that most would like to see UberX, a ride share app, enter the local market.
Uber was launched five years ago and connects riders and drivers in many major metropolitan areas across the country, except for a few, like St. Louis. UberX is the company’s low-cost option for driver-partners who use their private cars to give rides in their spare time. Each ride is covered with a $1 million dollar commercial liability policy, and every driver is screened. Find out more here.
Citizens in California oppose a planned high-speed rail line, because they believe the potential noise and 220 mile-per-hour speeds will disrupt their communities. Learn more here.
Exxon Mobil will not be allowed to temporarily use tanker trucks to transport crude oil from offshore wells through Santa Barbara County after a recent pipeline break in that region led to the state’s largest coastal oil spill in years. Read more here.
Wall Street fell 2.51 points Tuesday to 17,764.04, while the Nasdaq composite lost 7.76 points to 5,013.87. For more information, read here.
-Will Buss, BND business writer