Non-violent convicts like prostitutes, thieves and fraudsters will be allowed to get behind the wheel of Uber cars in two more states under a new plan the company is rolling out.
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.
From NY Post: When Nino Hervias scraped together the down payment for a coveted yellow taxi medallion in 1991, he thought he had it all figured out. Sure the hours were grueling, the city streets crime-ridden and the economy bleak — but he knew he was investing in his family’s future and believed it would [...]
One of the greatest ironies in New York City and other cities controlled by so-called progressives is the irrational exuberance for Uber, a disruptive phenomenon that uses contract workers and puts local businesses at risk.
Determined not to be outgunned again, disability advocates, yellow-cab operators and others are planning their own campaign starting in June to press for regulatory "parity" between taxis and app-based ride-hail companies like Uber.
Uber, a company that is now valued over $60 billion conducted a well funded lobbying campaign last year to defeat Mayor de Blasio’s effort to cap the number of Uber cars in the city. The lobbying highlighted the number of minority Uber drivers in the city: “The company held a total of nine “driver appreciation” [...]
In an action to enable the $60 Billion tech giant, to continue to classify its drivers as “independent contractors,” drivers settled their lawsuit a little over a month before it was slated to go to trial.
Uber to Carve Out Own Exception in New York State Regulations to Side-step Disabled and Skirt the Law
The entry of Uber into the local car-for-hire businesses around the country has created a tension between the company, its taxi competitors, and the rules that localities have promulgated to regulate for-hire-vehicles. In all of these localities Uber has attempted to create as many exemptions from the regulations for itself, claiming that it is a [...]
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 [...]