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Travel & Public Transit

Poll: Californians Not Sold on Treating Uber, Lyft Drivers as Independent Contractors

September 23, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Despite amassing the largest campaign war chest in California history, Uber, Lyft and other app-based companies are in danger of coming up short with voters on a ballot measure that would allow them to again classify their workers as independent […]


Impact & Regulations

Uber’s Legal Strategy on Driver Fight: Delay, Appeal to Public

August 13, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s warning that the company may have to temporarily shut down in California is textbook strategy for the ride-hailing giant: When adverse court rulings hit, appeal to the public for support and seek to delay […]


Impact & Regulations

California Judge Rules Uber, Lyft Drivers Are Employees

August 11, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A judge on Aug. 10 ordered ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, a shift that would guarantee benefits such as overtime, sick leave and expense reimbursement for […]


Travel & Public Transit

Uber Launches ‘Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ in Partnership with Masabi

August 3, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The first branded Uber Boat by Thames Clippers set sail on the River Thames, marking the start of a partnership between Uber and Thames Clippers. A fleet of 20 boats on the River Thames, with departures from 23 piers across […]


Travel & Public Transit

Uber will acquire public transportation software company Routematch

July 16, 2020

Via: The Verge

Uber announced that it will acquire Routematch, an Atlanta-based company that develops software for public transportation agencies. The news comes amid the ride-hail company’s broader push into public transit. Uber didn’t disclose the terms of the deal. Routematch, which was […]


Vehicles

Uber to Buy Postmates for $2.65 Billion to Expand Delivery

July 6, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to buy Postmates Inc. for $2.65 billion to expand in food delivery after the coronavirus pandemic cratered demand for ride-hailing, its main business, and an earlier attempt to acquire Grubhub foundered. The all-stock deal is a […]


Travel & Public Transit

Uber introduces a new hourly rate for longer, multistop trips

May 29, 2020

Via: The Verge

With its ride-hailing business at rock bottom as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Uber is introducing a new feature aimed at riders who need to take longer rides with multiple destinations. Using the new “Hourly” function, riders can set […]


Impact & Regulations

Uber’s Bid to Acquire Grubhub Draws Rebukes

May 13, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Uber Technologies Inc.’s offer to buy Grubhub Inc. antagonized officials in Washington and major U.S. cities, who already were taking steps to limit the fees companies charge restaurants and regulate their treatment of workers. If a deal between the companies […]


Travel & Public Transit

Charging tech key to bringing urban air mobility to the masses

September 16, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

The electrification of our streets is fully engaged. But is it time to start looking up? Now that motorists are embracing EVs for the morning commute and both enterprises and transit operators are actively exploring battery-powered vehicles to replace fossil-fuel […]


Impact & Regulations

Surprise! Uber and Lyft Do Not Like NYC’s New Ride-Hail Rules

August 16, 2019

Via: Wired

UBER CEO DARA Khosrowshahi, who took the helm of the controversial company back in 2017, is known for being pretty unflappable. He was even upbeat during the company’s second quarter earnings call, when he was charged with explaining why Uber […]