Drivers for Uber, Lyft and other ridehailing companies will soon get a minimum wage in New York City.
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December 04, 2018 - 6:35 pm
By Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN Business (CNN) -- Drivers for Uber, Lyft and other ridehailing companies will soon get a minimum wage in New York City. On Tuesday, the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission voted on a minimum pay formula to protect ridehailing drivers from being underpaid by companies...
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Uber and Lyft apps on an iPhone
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Rachel Kurland
November 02, 2018 - 2:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Don't let traffic or transit deter you from the polls this Tuesday. This Election Day is not one to be missed, and to help people exercise their right to vote, ridesharing companies are offering free or discounted rides on Tuesday. Uber is offering free rides up to $...
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Bird Electric Scooter
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Pat Toddy
October 26, 2018 - 8:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Bird, the electic scooter-sharing company that launched a year ago, hopes to add Philadelphia to its fleet of 100 cities. Local lawmakers, the public and some police officers on Friday took the electric scooters for a spin at the Piazza at Schimdt's. E-Scooters have...
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Mural Arts Philadelphia
Justin Udo
October 17, 2018 - 8:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You can now get a chance to see some of Philadelphia's most popular murals in a way you've never seen them before thanks to a little help from Lyft. Mural Arts Philadelphia teamed up with the ridesharing service to wrap four of their cars in murals. Deana Frank,...
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Ridesharing Program Lyft
August 08, 2018 - 9:16 pm
By Sara Ashley O'Brien (CNN Money) -- New York just became the first city in the nation to cap the number of ride-sharing vehicles and require Uber, Lyft, and other companies to pay drivers a minimum rate. Regulatory changes in New York City, Uber's largest US market, could provide a model for...
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Lyft via CNN
Lynne Adkins
June 30, 2018 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A ride-sharing company is partnering with the American Cancer Society to help patients get the treatment they need. Getting to the hospital or doctor isn't always easy for cancer patients, and now Lyft has offered to help, according to Andrew Woolf, general manager...
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Honolulu's city council is scheduled to vote on a bill that won't allow ride-hailing services to impose so-called "surge pricing" on riders if the fee is higher than a maximum amount set by the city.
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June 07, 2018 - 7:34 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu leaders approved a measure Wednesday to limit prices that ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft can charge during peak demand, a cap that the companies say would be the first restriction of its kind in the United States. The measure would prevent "surge pricing" if...
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Ian Bush
June 05, 2018 - 9:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Free rides are coming to people in need in Philadelphia, courtesy of a nonprofit and a ride-hailing app. But unlike most popular ridesharing apps, you do not need a smartphone to take advantage of the service. United Way Worldwide and Lyft are partnering together in...
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