In response to Uber’s blatant disregard for the rights of the disabled-and the flouting of the American with Disabilities Act by so many of the actors in the car for hire business-a new group has been formed, New Yorkers for Equal Transportation Access (NYETA), to make sure that all of these passenger service companies conform [...]
The furious land grab by Uber and its ride-sharing competitors has, from the very beginning, been something of a street fight—sometimes literally.
Officials of Uber Technologies Inc. recently met with a senior House lawmaker to discuss how the ride-sharing company could hire more drivers who might be disqualified under the current hiring policy because of criminal records.
From NY Daily News: The communication lifted our spirits: Just under the Freedom of Information Law deadline, City Hall invited us to pick up digitized copies of documents related to Mayor de Blasio’s $2 million consultant’s study of things Uber. Slip the disc into a computer and up pop file after file with not a single [...]
From San Francisco Chronicle: In December 2014, Lyft agreed to submit its ride-hailing app to California regulators to verify that it accurately calculates fares. Read more from San Francisco Chronicle....
From Re/Code: Lyft is gaining momentum in a key market for the company and its more established competitor, Uber. According to figures the company provided to Re/code, Lyft has seen its driver pool grow by a factor of four and has seen six times the number of active weekly riders in New York since May 2015. [...]
From Inc.: A Buzzfeed investigation suggests thousands of attacks. But Uber disputes the data, saying it has received only five claims of rape and fewer than 170 of sexual assault. Uber is no stranger to media attention for the behavior of its contracted drivers. But over the weekend, Buzzfeed published a story raising new questions about [...]
From Buzzfeed: Zendesk reached out to Uber to dispute one of Uber’s claims regarding high search results for “rape” in leaked screenshots On Monday, Uber walked back a core explanation for the thousands of tickets in its customer support ticket system with the subject “rape.” This change in position comes less than a day after [...]
From the Journal News: ALBANY -- Disability advocates are set to protest Uber on Tuesday at the state Capitol, calling on upstate mayors to stop supporting the company for not catering to disabled riders. The advocates, hailing from Rochester, the Capital Region and other upstate cities, claim that the for-hire vehicle company has no wheelchair [...]
From New York Slant: In 2014, federal Judge George B. Daniels signed off on an agreement to make New York City’s yellow taxi fleet wheelchair-accessible by 2020, calling it “one of the most significant acts of inclusion in this city since Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers.” But just two years later, there are still for-hire [...]