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...
Read More
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File
July 16, 2018 - 9:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing service set up a pay structure that discriminated against its female workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission opened the probe in August 2017, according to a person familiar...
Read More
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has approved a law governing popular ride-hailing apps Uber and Careem after the companies appealed a court ruling that revoked their licenses.
AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, File
June 24, 2018 - 12:33 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi approved a law governing popular ride-hailing apps Uber and Careem after the companies appealed a court ruling that revoked their licenses, the country's official gazette reported Sunday. The law establishes the basis for operating licenses and...
Read More
Thomas Daniels, Uber driver
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
June 12, 2018 - 1:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Uber is changing course after barring a number of Pennsylvanians with old drug convictions from driving for its ride-hailing service. The original decision was based on a Delaware law that prohibits individuals with certain types of drug convictions from working as...
Read More
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.
AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
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...
Read More
Benedict Cumberbatch
(AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim, File)
June 02, 2018 - 10:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The food-delivery firm Deliveroo thanked Benedict Cumberbatch on Saturday after a newspaper reported that the "Sherlock" star had fought off muggers who were attacking one of its cyclists. Uber driver Manuel Dias told the Sun newspaper that he was driving Cumberbatch and his wife...
Read More
General Motors headquarters, Renaissance Center in Detroit
May 31, 2018 - 10:17 am
By Chris Isidore and Peter Valdes-Dapena (CNN Money) -- Japan's Softbank is pouring more money into the future of American cars. Softbank will invest $2.25 billion in General Motors' autonomous vehicle efforts, months after it took a large ownership stake in Uber . GM announced it is also investing...
Read More
This June 21, 2017, file photo shows the building that houses the headquarters of Uber, in San Francisco.
AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File
May 15, 2018 - 8:52 am
By Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber's ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior. The shift announced Tuesday will allow...
Read More
Steve Tawa
March 29, 2018 - 1:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) — A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has ruled that Uber did not violate antitrust laws in another setback to the traditional taxi industry. In a 26-page decision for the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Judge Marjorie Rendell wrote even if Uber “inundated the...
Read More
Moving Truck
Lynne Adkins
March 27, 2018 - 10:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) -- Need to move a desk or a chair, but your car is too small? There's an app for that. Dolly is an uber-like service in seven cities, the latest is Philadelphia. But instead of transporting you, locals with trucks will move your stuff. Kevin Shawver, the company's...
Read More