Stories tagged: Lyft
Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 12:07 p.m.
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, 10:30 p.m.
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, 3:53 p.m.
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.
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, 5:07 p.m.
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, 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, 3:04 p.m.
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, 4 a.m.
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 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, 5:18 p.m.
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, 6:12 p.m.
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, 7:58 p.m.
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.
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.
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, 8:45 p.m.
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, 8:19 a.m.
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 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, 9:34 a.m.
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, 4 a.m.
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.
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’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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.