User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Rideshare
Last updated: Sep 13 2019 07:29 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Kamala Harris' brother-in-law is the public face of Uber's fight with labor. It's awkward 13.9.2019 LA Times: Business

Uber has enlisted Kamala Harris' family members and top campaign advisors in its clash with organized labor over a bill aimed at providing workplace protections to its drivers. It's an awkward conflict for Harris, who backs the bill.

Lawsuits: Lyft doesn't do enough to protect women from predatory drivers 12.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Dozens of women say Lyft drivers sexually assaulted them. They are suing the ride-hailing company to force it to make rides safer.
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Column: Uber, Lyft and Doordash will spend $90 million to avoid paying their drivers better 3.9.2019 LA Times: Business

Uber, Lyft and Doordash will spend $90 million to undercut a California employment law.

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Uber and Lyft commit $60 million to fight to keep treating drivers as contractors 30.8.2019 L.A. Times - Technology News

In the face of a looming deadline, Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are throwing new weight and tens of millions of dollars behind their fight to keep treating drivers as independent contractors in California.

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Are shared e-scooters good for the planet? Only if they replace car trips 6.8.2019 GreenBiz.com
Ride share companies promote them as an environmentally friendly choice — but new research contradicts that.
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U.S. Marine reported missing in Adams County 6.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
A 21-year-old Marine has been missing since last week, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office.
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Uber, Lyft and the A-Line train have changed the game at DIA — shelving plans for more airport parking 21.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The rise of alternatives has upended ground transportation at Denver International Airport, with ride-sharing services, the 3-year-old commuter rail line and competing lots reducing on-site parking usage.
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Cops Catch Driver Trying to Skirt HOV Lane Rules with Female Dummy: 'She Just Oddly Stared at Us' 19.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A sharp-eyed patrolman noticed there was something off about "Angel," one of many fake passengers California drivers have tried to pass off as human.
Denver to begin monitoring air quality at select schools in bid to improve health, reduce asthma rates 13.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
For the first time, parents, teachers, and administrators at 10 Denver public schools will know just how much air pollution students are exposed to on campus any given day.
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Uber and Lyft try to blunt a court ruling that their drivers are employees 11.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It was clear almost from the first that the California Supreme Court, in a ruling in April 2018, threw the business models of Uber and Lyft companies for a loop.

The thrust of the ruling was that drivers for those companies had been improperly classified as “independent contractors” when in fact...

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Hardwire Gig Workers' Rights Into Law. It's the Only Way to Save the American Dream | Opinion 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Ride-share companies are among the innovators who have built our new economy. But the system is truly broken. It's time to innovate in legislation too, and California can lead the way.
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Grannies in Running Shoes Could Soon Deliver Food for Uber in Japan 5.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The elderly are actually signing up for Eats couriers," the Uber CEO said. "Eats has been a huge success for us in Japan. It is going to be a very effective introduction to the Uber brand."
In action-comedy ‘Stuber,’ Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista shoot down toxic masculinity 4.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Theirs was a gentle friendship forged in the cozy confines of an eco-friendly Nissan Leaf, the electric car that serves as a roving setting for bromance in the new action-comedy “Stuber.”

In the driver’s seat was Kumail Nanjiani, known for his work on “Silicon Valley” and the autobiographical romance...

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Video:: Carpooling with the dead doesn't mean you get to use the HOV lane 3.7.2019 LA Times: Nation

Along I-15 near the Las Vegas Strip, it's a $250 fine to drive solo in a carpool lane.

A tip from the highway patrol: Carpooling with the dead doesn't mean you get to use the HOV lane 3.7.2019 LA Times: Nation

The black van was driving southbound in the carpool lane of Interstate 15, just past the Stratosphere hotel and casino in Las Vegas, when the Nevada Highway Patrol trooper noticed the driver appeared to be alone.

He flipped on his red and blue lights and pulled the driver over.

“Hi! Trooper Smaka,...

From the Archives: Taking protective measures for 1979's smog siege 28.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary
Sera Segal-Alsberg wears a mask designed to filter out airborne particles during a Los Angeles smog alert.
Treat workers as employees? Uber, Lyft and others are scrambling for a compromise 23.6.2019 L.A. Times - Technology News

Faced with a looming threat to their way of doing business, Uber, Lyft and other major on-demand companies are trying something they’ve historically been reluctant to do: seeking compromise.

Anxious to preserve the freelance work arrangements upon which they’ve built their vast workforces, these...

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Video: Michelle Obama Takes Out Harry Styles in Star-studded Dodgeball Game on James Corden's 'Late Late Show' 18.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The former One Direction singer was hit in the groin by Obama during the Team USA vs. Team U.K. showdown.
New drop-off, pick-up location for Uber and Lyft at Denver International Airport 18.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, if you're hailing an Uber or Lyft to or from the Denver airport, you'll need to head to a different level for pick-up and drop-off.
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Uber and Lyft executives: We’ll raise wages if we can keep treating drivers as contractors 12.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Faced with legislation in California that endangers their business model, Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are urging a compromise that would keep their drivers from being considered employees.

“We can make independent work better if we update century-old employment laws,” Uber Chief Executive...

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