ridesharing News

Uber and Lyft Could Reach 31M Trips in Seattle This Year

The two ridesharing giants provided more than 91,000 rides in the Seattle, Wash. area on an average day in the second quarter of this year. The Seattle Times reports Uber and Lyft are on pace to provide more than 31 …

As Deaths, Injuries Pile Up, So Do Claims Against Electric Scooter Firms

A lawsuit targeting electric scooter-sharing companies seizes on the dangers of zipping around town on two wheels and brings gory detail to one of the more polarizing technology trends to emerge over the last year. Nine people who were injured …

Uber Court Case in London Could Determine Future of UK’s Gig Economy

Just months after Uber Technologies Inc. persuaded a London judge to allow it to keep operating in the city, the ride-hailing company is back in court. At stake this time is an issue that could strike at the core of …

Uber Conducting Background Checks on Colorado Drivers Under Settlement

Uber has implemented a number of safety measures, including annual background checks on its drivers in Colorado, as part of a proposed settlement with the state. The Denver Post reports the Colorado Public Utilities Commission issued an $8.9 million fine …

Decision in Uber Employee vs. Contractor Suit Cuts Driver Bargaining Power

Uber drivers seeking pay and benefits like those employees get were handed a big defeat by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday. A panel of court justices ruled that drivers must go through arbitration and could not continue …

Uber Drivers Lose Key Ruling in Pay and Benefits Suit

Uber Technologies Inc. drivers suffered a major defeat in one of the gig economy’s most closely watched labor fights with a ruling barring hundreds of thousands of drivers from suing as a group for better pay and benefits. Tuesday’s decision …

Ridesharing Workers of Gig Economy: What Census Numbers Show

How big is the gig economy? The answer depends on how one defines “gig economy.” Because there is no broadly accepted definition and no straightforward way to classify workers or jobs as “gig” or “not gig,” this report will focus …

Hawaii to Allow Rideshare Operators at Honolulu Airport

Hawaii will allow ridesharing services to operate at the Honolulu airport on a permanent basis after changes were approved to administration rules. Uber and Lyft, which the state refers to as transportation network companies, have operated at the Daniel K. …

Gig Firms Want California to Override Court Ruling

Leading gig economy companies including Uber and Lyft are quietly lobbying California’s top Democrats to override or undermine a court ruling that could make many of their contract workers into employees. In April, the California Supreme Court issued a far-reaching …

Lyft Faces Patent Suit by Professor Over Ridesharing Model

A retired Georgia Institute of Technology engineering professor described as a “pioneer” in developing the idea of ride sharing sued Lyft Inc., claiming it infringed his patent for technology underlying the core of its business model. According to a complaint …