Lyft CEO John Zimmer On Future Of Gig Economy In Wake Of Prop 22 VictorySan Francisco Bay Area ride-share giant Lyft scored a major victory when California voters passed Proposition 22, allowing app-based companies to treat drivers as contractors instead of employees and saving the company from what many anticipated would be crippling expenses.
Uber, Lyft-Backed State Ballot Measure Passes; Gig Economy Business Model Remains Intact; Drivers Independent ContractorsThere was much celebrating at the San Francisco Bay Area headquarters of ride share giants Uber and Lyft early Wednesday as a ballot measure they bankrolled to the tune of $200 million was approved by California voters, leaving their gig economy business model in place and their drivers independent contractors.
California Ballot Propositions: Voters Decide Employment Fate Of Gig Economy App-Based DriversElection Day dawned Tuesday at the San Francisco Bay Area headquarters of ride-share giants Uber and Lyft with the fate of their business models in the hands of California voters.
Uber, Postmates Sue To Challenge California's New Labor LawRide-share company Uber and on-demand meal delivery service Postmates sued Monday to block a broad new California law aimed at giving wage and benefit protections to people who work as independent contractors.
Lyft Restricts Pick-Ups, Drop-Offs On Busy San Francisco StreetsCyclists can't take much more of what's become the norm in San Francisco: Uber and Lyft drivers constantly blocking the bike lane to drop off and pick up passengers. But Lyft is making a major change following a recent slew of complaints.
Joe Jonas and DNCE Pose As Undercover Lyft DriversVIDEO: If you needed a lift in Los Angeles recently, it might have been Joe Jonas or one of his DNCE bandmates.
Uber To Launch Free Traffic-Status Website, Share Data With CitiesAlthough anyone can use the website, Uber says it believes its main audience will be city officials dealing with congestion in their streets and transit systems.
SF-Based Lyft Says Majority Of Its Rides Will Be In Self-Driving Cars By 2021Within five years, a majority of ride-hailing company Lyft's rides will be in self-driving cars, the company's co-founder and president predicted on Sunday.
Desperately Seeking Drivers, Uber And Lyft Offer Questionable Car OptionsNo car? No problem for ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft. But critics say drivers are paying high and even predatory prices on rentals, leases and financing deals aimed at getting more drivers on the road.
San Francisco To Require Lyft, Uber Drivers To Obtain Business LicensesNearly 37,000 people who work as drivers for ride-booking services in San Francisco will have to register as a business within 30 days, the San Francisco Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector announced Friday.
San Francisco's Transit First Policy Helping Vehicle-Sharing Services ThriveWhether it’s reclaiming traffic lanes for buses only, or replacing parking spaces with parklets, the city of San Francisco is becoming less car-friendly, and that might be helping car-sharing services thrive.
Taxi Drivers Protest At San Jose Airport, City Hall For Equal Regulations On Ride-Hailing ServicesHundreds of taxi drivers are not providing rides again at Mineta San Jose International Airport and have taken their strike citywide as part of a protest calling for equal regulations for ride-booking service drivers.
2 Uber Executives Arrested, Ordered To Stand Trial In FranceTwo Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial on behalf of the San Francisco-based company on charges including "deceptive commercial practices" and complicity in illegal activities linked to its low-cost ride-hailing service.
Uber Accidentally Charges New Yorker $12,000 For 5.5 Mile TripUber surge pricing has taken on a whole new meaning for one woman trying to get to Manhattan one snowy March morning.
Swanky San Francisco Bus System Serving Marina Commuters Breakfast On BoardA new public transit system described as a hybrid between a Muni bus and an Uber taxi is launching its first route in San Francisco Wednesday.