Uber, Lyft would pause ride-hailing in California if drivers become employees

The companies have moved out elsewhere over regulatory issues. Uber and Lyft pulled out of Austin, Texas, in May 2016 to protest a city rule requiring them to fingerprint their drivers. They returned a year later after successfully lobbying for a statewide ride-hailing law that they found more favorable.

Taxi drivers: We’re ready to step in if Uber and Lyft bail

“We’ve been forgotten in the collective memory of the public,” said Chris Sweis, CEO of Yellow Cab, San Francisco’s largest taxi fleet. Before the pandemic, it ran about 500 cars a day; now about 165 are on the road. “The taxi fleet in San Francisco has been underutilized. We’ve now modernized operations to handle any […]

Lyft rides recover slightly in August, remain down 53% from last year

Lyft Inc said on Tuesday that its trips rose 7.3% in August from July as operations in Canada recovered faster than in the United States.But the novel coronavirus pandemic is still crushing demand with overall August rides down 53% compared to a year earlier, said the company, which operates in the U.S. and Canada only.Trips […]

Lyft Driver Sentenced To 6 Years For Raping Unconscious Customer

“Our work on safety is never done, and we will continue to invest in new features, protocols, and policies to ensure Lyft is the safest form of transportation for our riders and drivers,” a Lyft spokesperson in a statement.

Jennifer Lopez stands out in colorful tie-dye sweats for solo Citi Bike ride through Chelsea Piers

‘The biggest artists in the world performing at whatever venue they choose, doing all their hits and being able to launch a new single, launch a new album off the back of each episode,’ Tedder explained in a recent interview.

Offering safe rides amid pandemic

Until then, Didi had beefed up its overseas presence mainly through investments in pioneering local players, such as Lyft in the United States, Ola in India, Grab in Singapore, Taxify in Estonia and Careem in the Middle East. All of them are fierce competitors of Uber in their respective regions.

Uber says it will offer rides only in electric vehicles in US, Europe by 2030

Uber’s announcement related to the climate crisis came as it also released a report that acknowledged its vehicles are less climate efficient than the average vehicle. Uber said the carbon intensity, which it defines as the emissions resulting from every passenger mile, of its rides are 41% higher than an average-occupancy vehicle.

Uber Says It Will Offer US Rides Only In Electric Vehicles By 2030

Uber said in a Europe-focused report that it released Tuesday, that many drivers would face a significant earnings reduction unless they have access to a home charger and a generous subsidy to close the gap for the total cost of owning an electric vehicle.

100% adoption of electric ride-hailing cars in India by 2030 can cut 12 million tons of CO2 emissions a year: Report

WBCSD).The report titled ‘Advancing electrification of ride-hailing in India’ highlights key learnings and practical steps for businesses to adopt and scale electric fleets.“This decade is crucial for electrification of mobility in India. A slow transition would mean tens of millions of additional combustion engine vehicles on Indian roads. WBCSD is working with businesses in India […]

’19-’20 Bay Area 75 Rankings, Part 1 | Nos. 75-51

The only criteria used in generating the list were that the athletes must compete at a school from within one of the nine Bay Area counties, and they must have played in a sport which culminated in a sanctioned section title or reached a national-level of success (i.e., won a national championship or been appointed […]