The ride-share saga: A year of Lyft and Uber in Pittsburgh

Lyft has shorn the large pink mustaches once affixed to the front of its cars, opting for less-conspicuous “glowstaches” on dashboards. Uber, which slogged through public relations and legal problems on multiple fronts, last week announced a research partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, ostensibly working toward robotic driverless cars. On Thursday, the company brought to Pittsburgh the UberXL service, a version using larger cars.