Lyft offered drivers a $1,000 bonus last week but is now telling drivers that if their background checks don’t process before March 5, they might not get the bonus.
The company has vanquished competitors, incumbents, regulators, and critics. All that is left is to see how far it can go.
The legislation would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission to fine companies that do not adhere to the policies, BuzzFeed News reports exclusively.
Lyft is putting an increased emphasis on the friendly experience of rides and going after the more casual drivers. But catching Uber will require serious gas.
As Uber doubles down on its investment in Europe and Southeast Asia, Gett is reinvesting its international profits into New York.
At first, the policy will cover drivers in Virginia — where Uber and Lyft’s temporary legal status is set to expire in February — and it will eventually expand to Maryland.
A group of drivers have filed suits in San Francisco federal court against Lyft and Uber. The drivers contend that they are misclassified as independent contractors and should be treated and classified as employees of the companies.
The ride-hailing giant has suspended some drivers in California who registered cars for commercial use. But the DMV says that only cars with commercial registrations may carry passengers for hire in the state.
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Lyft responds to a request from Sen. Al Franken for more information on its privacy practices. Uber responded to a similar request last month.
At a presentation for would-be Uber drivers attended by BuzzFeed News, a company representative advised getting less-expensive “personal” insurance that can leave drivers uncovered and in some cases lead them to incorrectly register their cars in violation of the law.
Uber and Lyft are fighting for the ability to operate in cities across the country. Here are some of the regulatory battles, the resulting citations, and in some cases, law suits the companies are embroiled in.
The district attorneys for San Francisco and Los Angeles counties allege the company misled consumers about the quality of background checks on its drivers. Lyft has settled for $500,000.
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Peers, an online community for sharing economy workers, announces a homeshare liability insurance program and a short-term vehicle lease program for rideshare workers whose cars are under repair.
The senator expresses concern that Lyft’s revised restrictions on access to customer data still does not clearly define which Lyft employees have access.
AG Eric Schneiderman, who urged the revision, applauded the change.
In the wake of a BuzzFeed News story, the transit company is looking into the official’s tracking of a journalist’s location.
Lyft is launching a new service called Lyft for Work that companies can use to give employees a monthly Lyft credit to commute to and from work.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the rules as written would “needlessly restrict competition.”
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Sources at the company tell BuzzFeed News the ride-sharing service is considering taking on Uber in the UK capital.
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It requires background checks going back seven years and $1 million in insurance.
At a public hearing this morning, the TLC fielded comments and arguments for and against the rules the commission proposed.
The TLC is holding a public hearing to discuss their proposed regulations to close a loophole that will directly affect Uber and Lyft.
One day after Hailo backed out of the app-based car service market in North America, Gett announced it would pay its drivers $.70 per minute.
Eliminating destination bias was initially an unintended byproduct of the ride-sharing apps — now it’s quickly being marketed as a feature.
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