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Happy Holidays – ratpag Returns

It’s true:  ratpag is back. So what brought us back?  And what exactly were we doing all that time? It’s been an interesting few months since we began our hiatus (we struggled over whether to call it a hiatus or sabbatical).  We … Continue reading

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(Averted) LIRR Strike-Inspired Link Dump – Travel Near and Far

We here at ratpag were all geared up for a lengthy, painful LIRR strike and set the entire staff to research and report on all possible ways to prepare for the long haul.  Well, as luck would have it, the strike was … Continue reading

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Is Your Car Insurance Premium Funding Uber and Lyft?

Despite being a news source for rail and transit, we assume that some of our readers own personal vehicles and, if they’re responsible (suckers), pay for auto insurance.  Are those insurance premiums helping making Uber and Lyft profitable? Generally, insurance … Continue reading

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ratpag’s Internship Contest

ratpag ceremoniously shitcanned this summer’s intern a few weeks ago because, being an employer’s market, we felt we could do better.  So we advertised our new unpaid opening to all interested and watched the desperate resumes come in.  Hearty laughs … Continue reading

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Should Uber Have To Follow The Law? Part 2

ratpag must be old, because we don’t “get” Uber. The company, Uber, makes an app, also called Uber, that connects ride-seekers with operators of taxicabs, limousines, or just private citizens who happen to own a car. Uber sets the rates, … Continue reading

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ratpag Gets Organiz-ized

ratpag went and bought some Adderall off a few high schoolers last night and boom!  Complete site reorganization. Of course, we’re being a bit facetious as not all the site has been reorganized – we don’t know what to do with some … Continue reading

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Should Uber Have To Follow The Law? Part 1

Do you ever sit down to write something, but fear holds you back? You start thinking, “I don’t know what I’m doing,” or “I should do more original research, I’m just regurgitating other people’s thoughts,” or “everyone will find out … Continue reading

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$18,200,000,000 + 3 Rules + 69 + 1 Meter Resolution = ratpag

It’s been a big week in Silicon Valley. At some point last summer, every 20-year-old with a laptop decided they were going to revolutionize transportation. Some dream big, like Google who is building 100 golf carts with windows that may … Continue reading

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