Stories tagged: Lyft
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 6:19 p.m.
Google parent leads $1B Lyft investment, deepening Uber rift
Google’s parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Ford to integrate autonomous cars with Lyft network
Ford is working to integrate its autonomous cars with Lyft’s ride-hailing software so someday Ford can carry Lyft passengers.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Court blocks Seattle law letting Uber, Lyft drivers unionize
A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Sources: Feds probe Uber’s tracking of Lyft drivers
The Justice Department in Manhattan is investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track drivers for Lyft, its main ride-hailing competitor, to gain an advantage in attracting and recruiting drivers, …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
Lyft extends service throughout 32 states
The much smaller Lyft announced Thursday that it is offering service to passengers in every corner of 32 U.S. states, including hard-to-reach rural areas. The move boosts the number of …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Judge clears way for Seattle rideshare drivers to unionize
For the second time this month, a federal judge has rejected a challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
With Uber in turmoil, Lyft’s ridership surpasses all of 2016
Ride-hailing service Lyft carried more passengers through June this year than it did in all of last year as it capitalized on missteps by Uber.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Spokane eyes tougher regulations for Uber, Lyft after outcry from cab companies
With no new rules in sight from the state Legislature, Spokane signed contracts with the popular ride-hailing services last week with the promise city laws would be rewritten. Traditional taxi …
Sun., July 23, 2017
Conor Sen: What happens if Uber or Lyft outcompetes public transit?
The brief history of tech-enabled ride-sharing is not really a story about transportation, but a story of clashes with regulators. Uber and Lyft vs. cities and courts. Municipalities have tried …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 7:58 p.m.
Uber, Lyft not putting a dent into parking revenue at Spokane International
Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft are being welcomed at Spokane International Airport, where parking revenue has remained steady.
Sun., June 18, 2017, 2 a.m.
Motley Fool: General Motors deserves test drive
Many investors are anticipating the spread of electric cars and self-driving vehicles and assuming that the traditional automakers are toast. General Motors’ (NYSE: GM) CEO Mary Barra sees it differently.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Saudi prince invests $63 million in ride-sharing service Careem
An investment firm chaired by billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has invested $62 million in a Dubai-based ride hailing service called Careem, which rivals Uber in the Middle East.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Lyft joining forces with Jaguar Land Rover in tech venture
The British company behind the two iconic car brands announced Monday it was investing $25 million into Lyft to help the ride-hailing business expand and develop technologies. As part of …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Waze unveils carpool app
And while Uber and Lyft companies have succeeded in getting people used to the idea of hiring an on-demand chauffeur and sharing that ride with strangers, neither have cracked the …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Waymo, Lyft to team up on self-driving vehicles
Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google’s parent Alphabet Inc., and Lyft Inc. are teaming up to road test autonomous cars in a potential challenge to Uber Technologies Inc.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
Pasco OKs ride-hailing companies but requires fingerprinting
PASCO – The Pasco City Council has voted to greenlight ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft. But the city is requiring that all drivers be fingerprinted. The Tri-City reported …
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
Seattle law allowing Uber, Lyft drivers to unionize blocked
Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers-for-hire to unionize was blocked by a federal judge, giving a legal boost to ride-hailing companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc.
Sun., March 5, 2017
Ride-sharing services give some millennials a reason to own cars
Services like Uber and Lyft have long been pitched as a replacement for car ownership.
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Plan ahead to avoid driving drunk on New Year’s Eve
Lyft and Uber users likely to face surge pricing during peak New Year’s Eve hours
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 5:56 p.m.
Study finds racial discrimination by Uber, Lyft drivers
Drivers for Uber Technologies in Boston canceled rides for men with black-sounding names more than twice as often as for other men. Black people in Seattle using Uber and Lyft …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
Tesla may enter ride-hailing business next year
Electric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing and sharing businesses. The company hinted at the venture earlier this week when it announced that all of …
Wed., June 22, 2016, 11:15 p.m.
Uber, Lyft battle governments over driver fingerprint checks
Hailing a ride with a smartphone app in many U.S. cities is coming down to a fight over fingerprints.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 4:41 p.m.
Kevin Hart to pose as Lyft driver in online series
Kevin Hart is going to go undercover as a Lyft driver. That’s the premise of an original series being made by Hart’s production company and studio Lionsgate that was announced …
Wed., March 23, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Starbucks to offer prepaid cards to boost rewards program
Starbucks says it will introduce a prepaid card by the end of the year that lets people earn points for its rewards program.
Fri., Jan. 8, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Facing competition from the Uber of the day, streetcar companies announce merger
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s streetcar companies were in a slump, partly because of the steep rise in auto ownership, and partly because of competition from the jitneys, …
Sun., Dec. 6, 2015, 10 a.m.
Spokane judge orders Lyft, Uber to provide ridership records
Records provided by Lyft and Uber to Spokane City Hall showing the number of trips and payments to public coffers must be released, a Spokane County judge ruled last month.
Tue., March 17, 2015
Uber, Lyft get court order blocking release of Spokane County reports
Ride-sharing juggernauts Lyft and Uber are fighting – and winning – a legal battle to keep ridership numbers and other data about their business in Spokane under wraps. A judge …
Wed., March 4, 2015
Jim Kershner’s This Day in History
From our archives, 100 years ago The uproar over jitneys – unlicensed private cars operated like buses or taxis – reached a new level when a local businessman asserted jitneys …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago A century before the era of Uber, Spokane was trying to deal with a new and unlicensed form of public transportation – the jitney …
Sun., Sept. 28, 2014
Council ready to OK Uber, Lyft; taxis to get breaks
When Chris Wetherell gets off shift as a firefighter at Spokane International Airport early in the morning, he takes a long drive to his home in Spokane Valley. On his …