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Uber and Lyft drivers get lighted signs ahead of law change

Dec. 4, 2019 1:06 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers in North Carolina have been picking up lighted signs to display in their vehicles. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Tuesday that the rideshare companies will need to post the signs by next summer because of a new state law. The law is meant to...

‘Raise the Age’ juvenile initiative in NC begins in December

Nov. 30, 2019 7:15 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Significant changes to North Carolina’s justice system for young offenders and sex-related offenses begin this weekend. No longer will 16- and 17-year-olds be automatically tried in adult court for most nonviolent or less serious felonies as the state’s long-awaited...

In ride-hail boom, livery cabs feel squeezed and forgotten

Nov. 30, 2019 8:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As a livery cab driver in the Bronx for more than a decade, Orlando Lantigua knows some of his customers well. If they don’t have money to pay today, they can pay him later. He often gets dispatched by his base station to pick up children and take them to school, without their...

Seattle approves new 57-cent tax on Uber, Lyft rides

Nov. 26, 2019 7:55 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council is proceeding with a new tax on Uber and Lyft rides pitched by Mayor Jenny Durkan to help pay for affordable housing, the delayed downtown streetcar and give new support to ride-hailing drivers. The Seattle Times reports council members unanimously approved the...

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...