New Yorkers for Equal Transportation Access, a coalition of taxi medallion owners and advocates for the disabled, joins with disability advocate Dustin Jones in calling on the city to hold an emergency hearing on the well-publicized reports about Uber’s rampant discrimination against-well, almost everyone.
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.
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.
The Sun: Uber accused of cashing in on bomb explosion by charging almost double to take terrified New Yorkers home
Traumatized families caught up in the New York bomb blast have accused Uber of cashing in on the tragedy by charging almost double to take them home.
A potential class-action lawsuit filed earlier this week in New York City claims Lyft has regularly overcharged riders for tolls there and seeks nearly $60 million in damages.
International Business Times: Uber To Repay Customers’ Tips As Drivers Launch War Against Company’s Self-Driving Program
Uber is is going to repay riders the tips that were charged to them when they used the transportation service after U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen reportedly gave the green light to the deal that would compel the San Francisco-based company to do so.
Benjamin Parker’s “ Bill de Blasio’s Progressive War on Uber” (op-ed, Aug. 4) mischaracterizes the mayor’s position on Uber and the taxi industry. Mr. de Blasio, far from being at war with Uber, has totally jettisoned his progressive values by caving in to the tech giant’s pressure.