Those of us interested in how Uber or Sidecar or whatever on-line dispatch system you use might impact your transportation alternatives might be interested in this on: http://www.lyft.me/.
As I read it, Lyft hooks up with folks who own cars, gives them magnetic pink mustaches to mark their cars and then drivers and would-be riders use smart phones to connect for rides. With over a million rides and an operation in Boston, as well as in almost a dozen other cities, Lyft is not really a new comer but I hadn’t been aware of it previously but I’ve started to hear it is operating in Cambridge as well.
You can read another account of it here: http://blogs.kqed.org/pop/2013/08/13/behind-the-pink-mustache-is-lyft-good-evil-or-something-else-entirely/.
How the License Commission, or any other City department, develops regulations for programs like this one, or really anything that involves space or resource sharing, without killing the flexibility the program offers by providing the official oversight that, arguably, public safety demands, is something we have not yet solved. Feel free to log in on my blog and share your thoughts.