From Paychecks To Pot Sales, Illinois Rings 2020 With New RulesA new congestion tax aimed at reducing downtown traffic will more than quadruple the tax on solo rides to and from downtown Chicago, from 72 cents to $3.00. The fee increase will take place between 6:00 in the morning and 10:00 at night, when the traffic is the worst downtown.
Disabled Ride Share User On Proposed Tax Hike: 'It's Basically A Tax On Accessibility'"Mayor Lightfoot, who is herself hard-of-hearing, needs to start taking disability inclusion into her policy making decisions and proposals. She cannot keep treating us like an afterthought. We have the right to accessible and affordable living and business in Chicago."
Uber, Lyft Losses Keep Competitors At BayA fare war between Uber and Lyft has led to billions of dollars in losses for both ride-hailing companies as they fight for passengers and drivers.
Uber Looks To Raise Up To $9B In Initial Public OfferingUber is on track for one of the largest IPOs in history. The company plans to sell 180 million shares for between $44 and $50 each.
Lyft's Shares Soar As Investors Bet On Ride-Hailing FutureLyft raised its target price from its initial range of $62 to $68 over the course of the last week as investors clamored to get in on the action, despite the company's history of losses.
Crimes Targeting Ride-Share Drivers In Chicago IncreaseWhen your job includes picking up total strangers and sharing a very small space with them, there's a general understanding of risk. That risk is increasing in Chicago now for ride-share drivers.
Lyft Passenger Killed By Gunfire In Back Of The Yards NeighborhoodA 27-year-old woman had just gotten into her Lyft around 11:30 p.m. when someone suddenly fired.
New York City Puts Cap On Uber, Other Ride-Sharing ServicesSix New York taxi drivers have committed suicide this year amid difficulty of earning a living.
Lyft, Uber To Allow Users To Pursue Sexual Assault Claims In Open CourtLyft is following in Uber’s footsteps. Both ride-sharing companies will allow riders, drivers, and passengers with claims of sexual assault to pursue their cases in open court.
Uber Pledges $5 Million To Sexual Assault PreventionFollowing its sexual harassment scandal, Uber is pledging $5 million toward sexual assault and domestic violence prevention.