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Car Rental and Rail Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 18, 2015

Car Rental & Rail | Donald Wood | December 18, 2015

Car Rental and Rail Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 18, 2015

Man Delivers Baby During Uber Ride, Names Baby After Company
In New Delhi, India, an Uber driver who helped a woman give birth in his car was given the honor of naming the child. Of all the names he could choose, he dubbed the baby “Uber,” of course.

Lyft Announces New Director of East Coast Operations
Lyft has announced that former Foursquare COO Evan Cohen has joined the ride-sharing service as Director of East Coast Operations. The Harvard graduate brings over 20 years experience to the Lyft operation.

National Car Rental PGA Event Name Changed
Formerly the National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship, the PGA and National announced that the annual golf tournament would change its name for 2016, now being dubbed the National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship.

Zipcar Conducts Unique Holiday Travel Study
A recent study conducted by Zipcar found that road trips during the holiday season can be used as a great way to connect with the family. The study also talks about sex in the car, Christmas music and more.


Uber has teamed with facebook to develop Uber: Messenger, an easier way to request a ride.

To help brace for the holiday rush of travelers, Amtrak Cascades will add an additional train between Seattle and Portland on Sunday, Dec. 27.

Sixt announced that the company’s brands—Sixt Car Rental, Sixt Limousine Service and Sixt Luxury Cars—had won travel awards in three categories.

In an announcement by the United States Senate, Tony Coscia and Derek Kan were recently confirmed to serve terms on the Amtrak board of directors.


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