Ride-hail drivers in several cities around the country are supposed to be going on strike Wednesday as part of an effort to push Uber and Lyft to offer drivers more protections. But on the streets of downtown D.C. Wednesday morning, there was no shortage of drivers looking for their next rides.
Wednesday’s planned strike involving Uber and Lyft drivers around the nation and world isn’t expected to cause great disruptions in the D.C. area, but that could change, and contingency plans are in the works.
Ride-hailing giant Uber is planning to sell 180 million shares for between $44 and $50 per share, in a sign of caution.
Uber took down the taxi industry and now it wants a piece of public transit. That has transportation and urban planning experts deeply worried.
Ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft put workers at increased risk of exploitation, and D.C. needs to examine the many possible effects of such services, Georgetown University researchers warn in a new study.
The development comes several weeks after a University of South Carolina student was killed after getting into a car she had mistaken for the Uber ride she hailed.
Uber has launched a new initiative that will allow female drivers in Saudi Arabia to avoid picking up male passengers.
Getting to the Metro or a grocery store could be as easy as a tap on a cellphone, without the added costs of taking a cab or a potential wait for a bus in parts of Montgomery County starting this summer.
The parents of a University of South Carolina student who mistook her alleged killer’s car for an Uber want changes in the ride-sharing industry.
Uber has deployed a fleet of its Jump electric scooters in the District — joining several other companies — and a wave of more may be coming.
On My Take, after crimes committed against riders who were using ride-sharing services, Clinton Yates says it’s time to be vigilant once again.
Samantha Josephson was alone when she requested an Uber ride early Friday morning. After she mistakenly got into a stranger’s car, the child safely locks were activated, preventing her from escaping.
South Carolina lawmakers introduced a bill that would require illuminated signs in Ubers and Lyfts in response to the killing of Samantha Josephson, who police say was murdered after getting in a car she thought was her Uber.
Samantha Josephson hopped into a black Chevy Impala, thinking it was her Uber ride. About 14 hours later, turkey hunters found her body in a field 90 miles from Columbia, South Carolina, he said.
Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft have redefined what we expect from transportation, hooking customers on the immediacy of on-demand rides with a few clicks on a smartphone.
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