Researchers suggest anonymity for passengers hailing a ride as a possible solution.
Uber and Lyft are back in the headlines again, but not for the usual ride share issues. This time it is for alleged violations of the ADA.
In the latest in the battle over Uber coming to Upstate New York, an advocacy group is sending out letters to local leaders about Uber’s lack of wheelchair-accessible cars.
A Miami Uber driver has been arrested after police say he admitted to sexually battering a customer while she was incapacitated.
New York Business Journal: N.Y.C. legislators propose ‘drivers benefit fund’ for yellow cabs and Uber too
From New York Business Journal: New legislation has been put in place to make sure N.Y.C.'s taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers have access to a slate of benefits that were not available to them before, including health care, disability and life insurance. The move comes as yet another blow to Uber and other on-demand car [...]
Two former drivers for Uber are eligible for unemployment payments, New York State regulators have ruled, finding that they should be treated as employees rather than independent contractors, as the company has maintained.
From Gothamist: A Los Angeles woman says an Uber driver attacked her this summer and stole her phone, and the ride-sharing company fought her and the NYPD's efforts to bring him to justice. Abbey Thomas, a senior vice president at the video marketing software company Tremor Video, was in New York on business in late July [...]
NBC New York: ‘I Was Bleeding Out of the Back of My Head’: Woman Sues Driver, Uber Over Alleged Attack, Lack of Cooperation
A woman visiting from California who was allegedly attacked by her Uber driver is furious that it took more than a month for him to be arrested and she blames Uber’s policies.
NY Daily News: Uber, driver sued by woman who allegedly had to jump out of moving car near Gramercy Park
A California woman said she had to make a terrifying jump from a moving Uber car in New York after being dragged down a block — yet Uber allegedly did nothing to help police track down the crazed hack.
An irate Uber driver dragged a woman down the block with her body half out of his car — and the company then blocked an NYPD investigation into him, a new lawsuit says.