Stories tagged: lyft
Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
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.
Sun., Aug. 25, 2019
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 …
Tue., May 21, 2019
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
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 …
Tue., May 7, 2019
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
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 …
Mon., March 18, 2019
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.
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
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
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.
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018
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
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 …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018
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.
Wed., July 18, 2018
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
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
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 …
Wed., June 6, 2018
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 …
Wed., April 4, 2018
Seattle may require a minimum base fare that would make ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft cost more.
UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018
Lyft and Uber are attempting to cure a major medical problem for poor people and the elderly: Getting a ride to the doctor.
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018
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 …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018
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 …
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017
Phony driver incidents have sprung up all over the country. Often it’s just a money thing. Sometimes it’s more.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.