Latest Lyft Inc News

Where parents feel like chauffeurs, companies step in

Nov. 21, 2019 3:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Deb Fink heard about a company that could drive her 9-year-old son to his after-school program, she balked at the idea of putting him in a car with a stranger. But faced with the unrelenting pressure of driving him where he needed to go in the middle of her workday, she decided to give...

DC attorney general sues DoorDash for pocketing tips

Nov. 19, 2019 3:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The attorney general of Washington D.C. is suing DoorDash, saying the food delivery service pocketed tips that customers thought were going to delivery workers. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, seeks to recover millions of dollars in tip money and to impose civil penalties on the company....

Lyft opposes fee hike, plans to end Phoenix airport service

Nov. 19, 2019 12:12 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The rideshare company Lyft is planning to end service to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in January over proposed fee increases. The current fee is $2.66 for pickup only. Last month, the Phoenix City Council voted to charge companies such as Uber and Lyft a $4 fee for each...

Florida officer accused of pulling gun on his Lyft driver

Nov. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida sheriff deputy was arrested on suspicion he pointed a gun at a Lyft driver who had taken him home. The Orlando Sentinel reports Orange County Sheriff Deputy Troy Heyer was suspended without pay as he faces a charge of aggravated assault with firearm. The...

Lyft will end scooter operations in Nashville

Nov. 15, 2019 12:31 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The ride-sharing company Lyft says it’s removing its scooters from Nashville, Tennessee by the end of the month. News outlets report Lyft confirmed Thursday that the company will end scooter operations in Nashville on Nov. 22. A Lyft statement says the company is grateful for...

Uber, Lyft urge Ohio to resume requiring front license plate

Nov. 15, 2019 5:25 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two rideshare companies are urging Ohio to resume requiring front license plates. Uber and Lyft submitted letters Thursday to Republican Senate President Larry Obhof (AWB'-hawf) in support of legislation that would again make it mandatory for Ohio drivers to affix license plates to...

New Jersey seeks $640M from Uber for misclassifying workers

Nov. 14, 2019 5:22 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors. The decision is the latest setback for Uber and other companies in the so-called “gig economy” that rely...

Truckers file 1st suit contesting California gig economy law

Nov. 12, 2019 9:24 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Trucking Association on Tuesday filed what appears to be the first lawsuit challenging a sweeping new labor law that seeks to give wage and benefit protections to workers in the so-called gig economy, including rideshare drivers at companies such as Uber and Lyft....

Uber CEO walks back comment on Saudi writer's slaying

Nov. 11, 2019 3:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is being criticized for calling the murder of a Washington Post columnist "a mistake" and comparing it to the death of a pedestrian struck by one of the company's autonomous vehicles. Khosrowshahi later said he regretted his comments, made during an interview with...

Got a weird text? A telecom vendor says it's to blame

Nov. 8, 2019 4:15 PM EST

If you woke up to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering confusing messages from friends, family and the occasional ex. Friends who hadn't talked to each other in months were jolted into chatting. Others briefly...