Lyft Expanding LyftUp Program Offering Free And Discounted Rides To Those Looking For WorkLyft on Thursday announced it is expanding its LyftUp Jobs Access Program, offering free or discounted rides to those looking for work.
Divvy Bike To Roll Out Pedal-Assist E-Bikes This WeekPedal-assist e-bikes will be coming to the Divvy bike fleet this week, the Chicago Department of Transportation and Lyft announced Monday.
Lyft Driver Charged With Sexually Assaulting Passenger In ChicagoA Lyft driver has been charged with sexually assaulting a passenger in Chicago.
Rideshare Drivers, Independent Contractors Being Denied Unemployment BenefitsRideshare drivers and other independent contractors are being denied unemployment benefits they were expecting.
Ride Share Drivers Considered Essential But Stay-At-Home Order Has Crippled Their PayRide-share drivers are still considered essential, but the stay-at-home order has crippled their take home pay.
City Council Public Safety Committee Backs Huge Fines, Jail Time For Impersonating Rideshare DriversChicago Police Lt. John Cannon said criminals have been exploiting the rise of services like Uber and Lyft in order to prey on unwitting victims.
Taking An Uber Or Lyft? Prepare To Pay More Surcharges In The City"I used to take 10 Ubers a month or so," Minkoff said. "It's $20.00 a month. That's $240 a year. It really starts to add up."
Chicago's Rideshare Tax Begins MondayIf you take an Uber or Lyft Monday morning, you may notice a change in your fare.
New Laws And Taxes In 2020: Recreational Marijuana, Minimum Wage Increase, And More For IllinoisStarting Jan. 1, anyone over the age of 21 can buy and use recreational marijuana in Illinois. That doesn’t mean they can carry it or light up anywhere they want, though.
City Apologizes For Failing To Provide Data On Ride-Share Sex AssaultsAfter the ride-share giant Uber revealed reports of thousands of sexual assaults in their cars, CBS 2 is asking why the City of Chicago hasn’t handed over its records of complaints.
Mayor Lightfoot Tries To Walk Back Claim Of $54 Million Uber 'Payoff' To Black Ministers; 'They're Trying To Divide And Conquer'“My understanding, as I said yesterday, is that they offered up $54 million in, I’ll put in air quotes ‘investments,’” Lightfoot said Thursday morning.
Pastor, Community Activist Urge Mayor To Rethink Tax Hike For Rideshare Services“This tax will burden our community. Neighborhoods that simply have been burdened enough will be burdened even more by a tax like this,” community activist Tim Jones said Tuesday at City Hall.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Proposes $40 Million Increase In Taxes For Ride-Share TripsThe increased ride-haling taxes are aimed at relieving congestion downtown, where nearly all ride-hailing trips begin or end, according to Lightfoot’s office.
Chicago Mulling A Hike On Ride-Hailing Fees In Downtown AreaChicago officials are considering an increase in ride-hailing fees for solo riders traveling downtown.
E-Scooters Found In Chicago River Weeks Before Pilot Program To Wrap UpThe City of Chicago is just weeks away from wrapping up the E-scooter pilot program. Since the launch there have been some bumps along the way with riders getting hurt and scooters and up in odd places, including, most recently, the Chicago River.