Lyft Gets Green Light To Pick Up At Airports, McCormick PlaceJust in time for the busy holiday travel season, a ride-hailing company has been given the green light to pick up passengers at Chicago’s airports and McCormick Place, the city announced Sunday.
New Uber Ad Targets Long Taxi Lines At O'HareOn the eve of a City Council vote on opening Chicago’s airports to ride-sharing companies, Uber was looking to gain support with a new online ad campaign.
Aldermen Reach Compromise To Allow Ride-Sharing Drivers To Make Airport PickupsIn a compromise worked out today, drivers for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft will be allowed to serve Chicago's airports and the city might be able to hire a few more police officers, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Aldermen Call For Tightening Ride-Sharing Requirements Ahead Of Budget Vote Even as the Chicago City Council advanced Mayor Emanuel’s budget towards next week's final vote, several aldermen are trying to win agreement on a tightening of the requirements for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Cabbies, Uber Drivers Square Off At City HallAfter a failed 24-hour strike last week, activists from the taxi industry took their fight to City Hall on Wednesday, protesting what they say is preferential treatment for rival ride-sharing companies.
Mixed Results At Start Of Taxi Driver StrikeAt least one association representing cab drivers across the city has pledged to go on strike on Thursday, to protest Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to allow rival ride-sharing companies to begin doing business at O’Hare and Midway airports, but it appeared many other cabbies were ignoring the work stoppage.
Cabbies Plan One-Day Strike In Protest Against Ride-Share CompaniesChicago cab drivers said they plan to stage a one-day strike in Chicago on Thursday, to protest proposed city rules they believe would give ride-sharing services like Uber even more of an unfair advantage.
Cab Drivers Protest At O'Hare, Midway Over Proposal To Allow Ride-Sharing Airport PickupsFor a couple of hours today, it was difficult for passengers to get taxicabs out of O’Hare and Midway airports, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Cab Drivers Rally To Demand More Regulation Of Ride-Sharing ServicesCab drivers in Chicago and elsewhere staged a global protest Wednesday against Uber and other ride-sharing companies, demanding they be regulated like taxis.
Emanuel To Seek $500M Property Tax HikeMayor Rahm Emanuel will seek a massive property tax hike later this month, as he seeks to shore up police and firefighter pension funds, and close a $750 million budget hole.
Some Cabbies Stage Loop 'Work Stoppage' After Uber Gets City LicenseSome Chicago cab drivers staged a work stoppage Tuesday morning, protesting what they see as unfair competition from the less-regulated ride-sharing industry, a day after city officials granted a “transportation network provider” license to Uber.
Cabbies, City Agree To Reforms; Centralized Dispatch, But No Fare HikeWith the city of Chicago allowing so-called ride-sharing companies to operate under fewer restrictions than traditional taxi companies, the Emanuel administration and cab drivers have reached an unprecedented agreement on reforms to help the taxi cab industry.