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Underage Rideshare: Too Young to Ride—But Doing it Anyway

What could be simpler than ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, which give mom and dad a low-cost alternative to child hauling? Trip to the …

Ridesharing

Sadiq Khan wants to restrict number of Uber drivers in London

The London mayor is seeking powers to limit the number of Uber drivers operating in the capital, blaming a surge in private hire drivers for the city’s increasing congestion and pollution.<p>Sadiq Khan said a cap on new licences was an urgent and necessary step. But unlike New York, which announced a …

Transportation

Orlando woman sues Lyft after DNA links driver to sex assault

In the early morning hours of March 30, 2017, she awoke slumped in the back seat of a Lyft. There was blood on her chest and inner thigh. Her right …

Ridesharing

Uber told by investors to sell self-driving unit: The Information

(Reuters) - Investors have told Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] it would be wise to sell off its self-driving car unit after it racked up losses of $125 million to $200 million each quarter for the past 18 months, tech news site The Information reported on Wednesday, citing an unnamed person …

Mexico City

Fake vomit claims by Uber drivers costing passengers big bucks

The Better Business Bureau is issuing a warning against Uber drivers.<p>The BBB reports drivers are making false claims of customers throwing up in …

Lawsuit: Uber didn't fire a driver accused of assault -- and he did it again

Two women in Tennessee have sued Uber, alleging the ride-hailing company was negligent for failing to fire a driver who had been accused of sexual assault.<p>The lawsuit, filed in Hamilton County, Tennessee, alleges the unnamed plaintiffs were attacked by driver John Kyle Lane, 26, on separate …

Florida

Ex-Uber driver hiding in Quebec faces extradition to California on rape charge

U.S. authorities are seeking to extradite a former Uber driver from San Francisco who was being investigated on rape charges before vanishing and …

San Francisco

They believed they were in an Uber, moments later they were screaming to be let free

Four young adults could do nothing but scream and confront a man claiming to be a Myrtle Beach Uber driver when they learned the car when they were …

Myrtle Beach

Looks like the gig is up for Uber in California

We’ll have more complete analysis in the days ahead, but, as Ross reports, the California Supreme Court has issued a decision with major implications …

Uber driver convicted of raping female passenger, faces 20 years in prison

The surveillance video at a Maryland motel parking lot shows a man lifting a woman from the back of his Uber, hoisting her limp body so her feet …

Quebec taxi drivers expected to receive compensation to offset Uber competition

Taxi drivers will learn more Friday about Quebec's plan to compensate them for their taxi permits' loss of value caused largely by ride-sharing …

The courts decided gig workers are covered by wage and overtime protections. Now their bosses are trying to evade the law

Gig companies such as Uber, DoorDash and Instacart portray themselves as brave and brilliant innovators, underdog entrepreneurs whose explosive growth simply reflects that they’ve built a better mousetrap. But the companies have been sued again and again, in the United States and around the globe, …

Los Angeles

Uber Drivers Are Accused Of Sexual Assault At An Alarmingly High Rate

<i>ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/Getty Images</i><p>New data shows that London Uber drivers alone are accused of sexually assaulting or raping riders nearly three …

Domestic Violence

Uber Driver Was Accused of Sexual Assault, But Not Fired. Then It Happened Again, Lawsuit Says.

On August 6, 2017, he picked up Julia*.<p>She was trying to get home from downtown Chattanooga and, again, Lane struck up an “inappropriate” …

Judiciary

Legislature Will Not Act This Year To Modernize Labor Laws For 'Gig Economy' Companies

Businesses that rely on the “gig economy” have been urging state lawmakers to overturn a California Supreme Court ruling that limits them from …

Gig Economy

New NYC regulations on Uber and Lyft a victory for union organizing

From left, Taxi Workers Alliance executive director Bhairavi Desai and organizer M. Tippu Sultan after the City Council hearing on Aug. 8. …

City Politics

Uber drivers make about as much money as minimum wage workers

The question of how much Uber drivers make per hour is always ripe for discussion. The number is hard to pin down for many reasons, including:<p>Uber pays different rates in different markets<br>• A lot of driver income is tied up in limited-time promotions and incentives<br>• Uber has repeatedly changed its …

Income Inequality

Uber driver who lay in wait outside popular bars to pick up and rape drunken women is jailed for 12 years

An Uber driver who lay in wait outside popular London bars looking for drunken women to rape has been jailed for 12 years.<p>Jahir Hussain, 37, preyed …

Crime

New York City Caps Ride-Sharing Licenses, Requires Data Submission

(TNS) — The New York City Council approved a package of bills on Wednesday aimed at reining in the for-hire vehicle industry that has grown …

Transportation

Orlando Lyft driver, 61, faces lawsuit for 'launching 3.30am sex attack on a drunk rider as she was passed out on the back seat of his vehicle'

A Florida Lyft driver is being sued for allegedly sexually attacking one of his riders in his car after he drove her home.<p>David Glen McNeill, 61, …

Crime

At Least 18 Citations Issued During Uber, Lyft Permit Check at MSP Airport

A Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) spokesperson John Welbes said police held a permit checkpoint at the waiting lot on Tuesday after receiving …

Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Report shows Uber drivers were involved in more deadly car crashes than yellow cabbies; car service says findings are ‘inaccurate’

Uber cars were involved in more deadly crashes than yellow cabbies in the second half of 2015, according to data the Taxi and Limousine Commission …

New York City

Investigating Uber's claim as an accident deterrent

W&M student Brittany Young '20 spent her seven weeks as a fellow with the Summer Research Program sponsored by the Schroeder Center for Health …

Ridesharing

New York’s Uber Cap Is Good News for Basically Everyone

Wednesday was a good day for Bill de Blasio.<p>Three years ago, when the New York mayor attempted to cap the number of Uber vehicles in New York City, …

Transportation

Uber Driver Found Guilty of Assaulting Unconscious Passenger

An Uber driver who picked up a drunken woman at a D.C. bar and sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious has been found guilty.A jury …

Crime

Is Uber—and the Entire Sharing Economy—at the End of the Open Road?

In the fall of 2015, Travis Kalanick mused that the world would be a better place if every car were an Uber. Traffic would decrease. Parking …

Silicon Valley

2 Women Sue Uber, Saying Chattanooga Driver Sexually Assaulted Them

Chattanooga

Uber's having a rough week on both sides of the Atlantic

The UK and the US are two hugely important markets for Uber, but this week, events have conspired to frustrate the ridesharing company’s ambitions on both sides of the Atlantic.<p>Let’s start with the UK. Earlier this week, Indian ridesharing company Ola announced plans to open shop in Britain. This …

Transportation

'I was getting very scared of this guy.' Uber ride turns into wild ride

Loading...<p><b>ATLANTA</b> - A ride-sharing customer says his Uber ride turned into a wild ride after his driver kicked him out of the car.<p>“I told them the …

Ridesharing

New York caps ride-sharing licences, sparking calls for similar action in Australia

Australian taxi drivers are calling for tighter regulations on the ride-sharing industry after a move by New York City to cap the number of Ubers.<p>The …

Ridesharing