Uber President Jeff Jones is hitting the brakes at the ride-hailing business, leaving the company less than a year after he joined its ranks.
The city could save $9 million by scrapping substitute teachers in favor of online lessons, or $20 million by using green taxis instead of buses on some little-used routes.
City Council Bill Drafting Secrecy led by Speaker Melissa Mark- Viverito Supports Discrimination against the Disabled and Immigrant Medallion Owners.
Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft spent nearly $1 million combined during the first six months of 2016 to lobby for a bill that would have allowed them to expand to upstate.
A New York City advocacy group says a third former Uber driver has been deemed to have been an employee of the company, not a contractor.
Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft have grown increasingly popular in the last few years. During this time, both companies have faced numerous challenges to their business models, including lawsuits involving passenger safety and the misclassification of their drivers as independent contractors, as well as accusations that both drivers and passengers discriminate based on race and other factors.
Disability Activists Slam MTA for Considering Uber as an Alternative to Existing Access-a-Ride Service
Advocates for New Yorkers with disabilities have long battled with car services whose vehicles are not accessible. Now they are calling on the MTA to drop plans to do business with them.
The MTA is considering including Uber in its Access-a-Ride program. Uber operates over 44,000 vehicles in NYC and, until the company hatched a scheme to poach 40 accessible green taxis from the boroughs, not a single one was accessible to wheelchair users.
NYETA represents over 6,000 immigrant taxi medallion owners whose investments and future have been put a great risk because the city’s immigrant supporting rhetoric doesn’t seem to apply to them.
The “Equity Report” is a blistering critique of the Transportation Networking Companies like Uber—criticizing them for their treatment of people with disabilities and their discrimination against communities of color.