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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Rideshare
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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...

LAX FlyAway bus to end UCLA/Westwood service 11.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The LAX FlyAway bus between UCLA/Westwood and the airport will end June 30 because of low ridership.

The Westside service had the lowest service rating — considering ridership and cost effectiveness — of the five FlyAway stops, an L.A. World Airports report dated May 16 showed. Tickets cost $10...

James Corden shakes it up with ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ hosting the Tonys and, soon, ‘Cats’ 10.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In a year when James Corden landed the reunited Jonas Brothers for a week of shows, jumped out of an airplane with Tom Cruise and pranked David Beckham with a fake statue of himself, there is one moment the “Late Late Show” host is most proud of. It was a “Carpool Karaoke” segment with Paul McCartney...

11 Top Side Jobs to Earn Extra Money 10.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The gig economy is stronger than ever, with endless side hustles available to make extra cash.
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Celebrate L.A. Pride: Parade Route, Public Transport Information, Where To Watch Live Stream 8.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The theme #JUSTUNITE aims to bring together thousands from L.A.'s LGBTQ community as well as the straight community, creating memories in the spirit of unity and togetherness.
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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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