Stories tagged: Uber
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Between 10 and 11:30 p.m., as most of this city is winding down for the night, the FedEx Express World Hub is revving up for its busiest hours of the …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
Danish prosecutors have filed charges against Uber’s European regional hub in the Netherlands with “helping to commit illegalities.”
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 7:25 a.m.
A Republican senator helped his constituents get around this weekend by moonlighting as a driver for the ride-sharing service Uber.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 4:14 p.m.
Ronald De Feo has watched robots take factory jobs for years. Now he sees them threatening a new class of worker: People who drive for a living.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 5:56 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
The first commercial shipment by a self-driving truck was a beer run. Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving trucking unit, Otto, said Tuesday it partnered with brewing giant Anheuser-Busch Cos. to carry …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 10:14 a.m.
Pierce Transit is exploring the use of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft and traditional taxis to connect people to bus lines.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
A teenage girl outwitted an ill-intentioned Uber driver thanks to her text messages from his car and a cellphone photo that alerted West St. Paul police to her peril.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Uber has teamed up with an automated investor service to offer its drivers a way to set up retirement accounts through the ride-hailing app.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Ohio’s toll road, a heavily traveled connector between the East Coast and Chicago, is moving closer to allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car, which was science fiction just a few years ago, will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh, the first …
Thu., July 28, 2016, 5:02 p.m.
BEIJING – Lifting a cloud of regulatory uncertainty hanging over the future of Uber and its competitors in China, the government on Thursday legalized ride-sharing services but announced new licensing …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Uber drivers who refuse to take passengers with service animals may soon be dropped under policies the ride-hailing company is adopting as part of a lawsuit settlement with the National …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 2:58 p.m.
Uber has reportedly raised $1.15 billion in a new high-yield loan that will allow the company to take advantage of low interest rates without diluting the equity of early investors.
Wed., June 22, 2016, 11:15 p.m.
Hailing a ride with a smartphone app in many U.S. cities is coming down to a fight over fingerprints.
Wed., June 22, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
When you catch a ride using Uber or Lyft, you do so at your own risk. Under terms and conditions that riders agree to – but few read – at …
Tue., June 14, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
When Democratic New Jersey Assemblyman Joseph Lagana decided to regulate ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft in the state, his said his main priority was making sure the drivers were …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
The popular ride-sharing service Uber said it’s no longer doing business in Bremerton.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Uber is testing a self-driving car on public streets in Pittsburgh.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Uber will pay up to $100 million to drivers who had sought to be classified as employees, settling two lawsuits that posed a threat to the company’s on-demand business model, …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
Pennsylvania regulators fined Uber $11.4 million on Thursday – a record for the utility commission – for operating for six months in 2014 without the required approval. The company said …
Thu., March 17, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Uber is launching a pilot program intended to help the ride-hailing service’s drivers draw their pay faster, an effort that may also fend off emerging payday lenders who are targeting …
Thu., March 17, 2016, 11:40 a.m.
A lawsuit against Uber filed in the name of a driver accused of gunning down six people in between stops to pick up fares is a hoax, authorities said Thursday.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 7:59 p.m.
LOS ANGELES – The deadly shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, raises anew a question that has dogged Uber and other taxi competitors: Their rides may be cheaper and more convenient …
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016, 8:39 a.m.
Paris police fired tear gas and taxi drivers lit bonfires on a major highway Tuesday amid nationwide strikes and protests over working conditions and competition from non-traditional services such as …
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.
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.
Fri., Oct. 16, 2015, 6:47 p.m.
LONDON – Britain’s High Court ruled Friday that the Uber app to hail minicabs is lawful – a blow to London’s famous black cab drivers, who argued that it violated …
Mon., June 15, 2015
DAVIE, Fla. – Word on the street is Miami Dolphins reserve defensive tackle A.J. Francis has good acceleration, an excellent motor and a high ceiling in his 2014 Dodge Charger. …