User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Rideshare
Last updated: May 17 2019 22:11 IST RSS 2.0
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Uber driver guilty of sexually assaulting female passenger during Arapahoe County ride 17.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
An Arapahoe County jury has found a 64-year-old Uber driver guilty of sexually assaulting a 29-year-old female passenger during a ride share to her home.
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Westminster man sentenced for killing mother, assaulting sister 17.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
A Colorado man who pleaded guilty to killing his mother and assaulting his sister has been sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison.
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife offering $1,000 reward for information on deer poaching in Park County 16.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of deer poachers in Park County.
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Man posing as ride-share driver in Aurora robbed would-be customer, police say 16.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Aurora police are asking for help identifying a man who posed as a ride-share driver and then robbed a would-be customer by force.
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Digital billboards on top of rideshare vehicles? No thanks 15.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As if drivers in Los Angeles needed another distraction.

The streets have already been made vastly less safe with the proliferation of cellphones, complicated touchscreen vehicle displays and digital billboards alongside freeways — all competing for drivers’ attention that should be focused on...

Uber drivers want sympathy. Where was their sympathy for cabbies? 10.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Well, well, Uber drivers went on strike Wednesday because of what they claim are unfair labor practices. Funny how Uber and Lyft drivers seemingly didn’t care about taxi cab drivers losing their jobs and livelihoods.

To become a Uber or Lyft driver, you do not need a special “chauffeur’s”...

Uber gambled on driver arbitration and might have come up the loser 8.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For Uber Technologies Inc., using legal arbitration to deal with driver compensation complaints — over anything from pay to overtime to mileage reimbursement — seemed like the smart play: It would preclude costly class-action litigation, it was private and few drivers would go to the trouble.


Uber and Lyft Drivers are striking -- and call on passengers to boycott 8.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Strike organizers timed the action to draw attention to drivers' wage cuts and persistent job insecurity ahead of Uber's IPO on Friday, when the company's valuation may be as high as $91 billion.
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Uber Protest Update: Drivers in NYC, LA, Boston, San Diego Plan Strikes 8.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The driver protests span from coast to coast, just two days before Uber stock goes public at $90 billion.
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Essential California: Why everyone will be talking about Uber this week 6.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, May 6, and here’s a quick look at the week ahead:

Monday marks the first full day of Ramadan. After the Christchurch mosque shootings and the synagogue attack in Poway, Islam’s holiest month will be met with heightened...

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Uber and Lyft Drivers Plan Strike Next Week To Protest Pay 4.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Uber and Lyft drivers in New York City will protest from 7 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, two days before Uber stock is made public.
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Duluth taxi company closes 26.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
'The pie has been cut too many times,' said Anthony Mitchell, manager of Yellow Cab. Let us count the ways: Uber, Lyft, electric scooters.
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Rapper GameOva Reedy Arrested in Child Desertion Case 26.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
GameOva Reedy is best known for a tune in 2017 that inspired an online craze dubbed the #ForTheD challenge.
The affluent homeless: a sleeping pod, a hired desk and a handful of clothes 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Many young people participate in the rental economy. They own less stuff than their parents' generation, and they rent or share a lot more. For some it's a choice; for others, a necessity.
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Trouble lurks for women traveling alone. Here's how to sidestep danger 22.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

“You’ll be in Room 702, Miss Hamm, ” the hotel desk clerk said. “The elevators are right over there.”

He might as well have used the public address system to announce, “Got evil on your mind? Woman traveling alone in 702.”

You don’t encounter that kind of thoughtless endangerment much anymore....

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What's Lyft's 'Shared Saver' Option in Some Cities? 17.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Users may have to do a little walking to get a cheaper fare.
How flying cars could help in the fight against climate change 10.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Have you ever been stuck in traffic and wished you could zoom above the gridlock in a flying car? A new study predicts these futuristic vehicles could be good for your commute and good for the environment — as long as they’re used on long-distance trips with several carpool buddies.

The finding...

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Trucks on the 210 Freeway keep crashing onto the Gold Line. A fix could get expensive 7.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In April of last year, a traffic collision in the middle of the night sent a FedEx truck crashing across the 210 Freeway in Pasadena and onto the tracks of the Metro Gold Line, which is separated from the roadway by a squat concrete barrier.

The collision shut down the Gold Line through the San...

California Sounds: The must-hear locals performing at Coachella 5.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When Coachella fest-goers glide through the post-pat-down metal detectors on their way into the 20th anniversary edition of the annual Southern California desert gala, awaiting them will be a roster of artists jetting in from global music centers including Madrid, Paris, London, Seoul, Toronto...

The human dimension of public transit planning — equity 2.4.2019
Planners can disadvantage communities in cities if they rely purely on numbers — with lasting societal impacts.
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