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Bill giving protections to Uber drivers, others moves ahead

California lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft.


Why is there a Braille message on my e-scooter?

No, blind people aren’t riding scooters. They do, however, need to know how to contact the scooter companies when they encounter the devices, which present a hazard when left lying …


Report: Many Uber, Lyft drivers fail to respond to recalls

One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 2:01 p.m.

Uber, Lyft drivers protest across the U.S., overseas

Some drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps Wednesday to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in …


Google spinoff, Lyft team up to offer self-driving car rides

Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo is teaming up with Lyft in Arizona to attempt to lure passengers away from ride-hailing market leader Uber.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

Pinterest sets conservative pricing after Lyft drop

Pinterest, among the gaggle of tech companies hoping to go public this year, set a conservative price range Monday for its initial public offering. It hopes to raise as much …


Lyft opens up its IPO road show, offers 30 million shares

Lyft officially kicked off the road show for its initial public offering with 30 million shares expected to sell for between $62 and $68 per share.


Study finds some users think marijuana can sober you up enough to drive. Wrong, says the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

A new traffic study sponsored by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission shows that one out of every 10 survey respondents admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana before driving.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

Spokane City Council passes Uber and Lyft regulations

Spokane City Council unanimously approved new regulations on ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, which would require safety inspections, licenses and a surcharge on rides.


Lyft, Uber drivers will have to pay new fees, follow new rules under Spokane City Council proposal

After more than two years of talks, the Spokane City Council seems poised to pass new local regulations on ride-hailing company drivers that will include a new driver’s license fee …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Lyft aims to beat Uber to U.S. stock market with IPO

Lyft still hasn’t caught up to Uber in the rapidly growing ride-hailing market, but it’s ahead in the race to sell its stock on the public market where the two …


NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

New York City moved Wednesday to regulate the explosive growth of Uber and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new licenses for ride-hailing services.


Lyft beefing up background checks after latest driver arrest

Ridesharing company Lyft says it is beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be an undocumented worker.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Startup launches insurance for Uber, Lyft passengers

Worried about an accident when you ride with Uber or Lyft? Now you can get an insurance policy from your phone for the ride too.


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

There are fewer workers in the gig economy today than before Uber existed, official data show

The so-called “gig economy,” which has drawn massive attention, tens of billions of dollars in venture capital, and praise and steep criticism from policymakers, may not be quite the cause …


Honolulu leaders approve 1st ride-hailing price cap in U.S.

Honolulu leaders approved a measure Wednesday to limit prices that ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft can charge during peak demand, a cap that the companies say would be the …


Seattle may set minimum base fare for ride-shares Uber, Lyft

Seattle may require a minimum base fare that would make ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft cost more.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Lyft, Uber venture into medical patient transportation

Lyft and Uber are attempting to cure a major medical problem for poor people and the elderly: Getting a ride to the doctor.


Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities

One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that ride-hailing companies are pulling riders off buses, subways, bicycles …


Amy Goodman: Uber and Lyft, driving drivers into poverty and despair

Uber and Lyft have avoided taxi insurance and safety regulations, and are undercutting established cab drivers to the point that one committed suicide recently, hoping to bring attention to his …


How to stay safe when riding Uber or Lyft

Phony driver incidents have sprung up all over the country. Often it’s just a money thing. Sometimes it’s more.


Unable to beat them, cabbies join Uber and Lyft in ride sharing

Taxi companies across the U.S. waged a bitter, high-profile battle to keep Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. from bringing the sharing economy to cabs. Now the cabbies are adopting …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

Uber, Lyft put pressure on local taxis

There have been mixed reactions from local taxi companies to the news of ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft beginning operations in Pullman. Uber and Lyft, which allow people to hail …


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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.