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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Rideshare
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Florida Family Wants Uber To Change Company Policy After Their 12-Year-Old Takes Service To Her Suicide Location 8.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"That day, if the Uber driver had done his job right we would have seen the red flag, because I always knew where my daughter was."
Motorcycle officer injured in hit-and-run on 105 Freeway 3.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A motorcycle officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver on the 105 Freeway near Lynwood early Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported on the westbound 105 near Atlantic Avenue about 5:30 a.m. It occurred when a vehicle crossed into the carpool lane of the freeway...

A repeat offender, a Trump voter, Lyft drivers: They’re not getting readers’ sympathy 1.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Our letter writers tend to be a generous bunch, often offering their empathy or even donations to the subjects of articles who have hit hard times. But like anyone else, they have their limits — and they’ve been hitting those limits a lot lately.

Most recently, in response to an article on the ...

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Taxi and rideshare drivers desperately need revenue from rooftop ads 31.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: It is no secret that the challenges faced by taxi drivers in Los Angeles and other major cities are severe, and only worsening with the ever-rising cost of living. What is unique to Los Angeles, however, is the response to this crisis by some of the city’s elected officials. (“Digital...

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No sympathy for Lyft drivers struggling to make ends meet 30.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: While one ought to have empathy for the plight of Lyft drivers who live in the cars they rent, I cannot ignore that these people decided to “work” for so-called rideshare companies for slave wages and in direct competition with licensed, insured and inspected taxi drivers.

These...

Memorial Day 2019: Observances taking place across Minnesota 25.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Memorial Day observances will be held Sunday and Monday in communities across Minnesota, from the large annual gathering at Fort Snelling National Cemetery to appearances by honor guards at rural graveyards in all corners of the state.
Uber Launches First Submarine Rideshare in Australia's Whitsundays 24.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Why risk the Great White Sharks while diving in the Great Barrier Reef? Now you can stay safe and dry in Scuber - Uber's new submarine that will take you around Heron Island in Australia's Whitsunday Islands.
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Celine Dion, James Corden reenact ‘Titanic’ in the Bellagio fountain 21.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Celine Dion is delightfully unpredictable, and it makes for excellent television.

The pop superstar flipped the conceit of James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” on its head during Monday’s CBS prime-time special. The “Late Late Show” host picked up the singer at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where she’s...

Essential California: When the Lyft you drive is also your home 21.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter . It’s Tuesday, May 21, and I’m writing from Los Angeles. Los Angeles Times business reporter Johana Bhuiyan has often written about the human costs of the cheaply priced gig economy. Yesterday, she published a major ...
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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.

That...

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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