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Uber puts its money behind congestion pricing | CSNY

Uber puts its money behind congestion pricing | CSNY

Despite New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio getting on board with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s congestion pricing proposal for Manhattan’s central business district, the plan to fund the ailing Metropolitan Transportation Authority by enacting a toll for drivers entering Manhattan below 61st Street still faces some pushback from within the state Legislature – particularly from […]

Uber Pays Drivers $20 Million to Settle Contractor Dispute | Reason

Uber Pays Drivers $20 Million to Settle Contractor Dispute | Reason

Uber is out $20 million. The ride-hailing company has agreed to settle a six-year-old lawsuit with drivers who argued they should be classified as employees—not contractors—and therefore deserve benefits and wage protections. Although Uber will hand a decent payout to the 13,600 drivers named in the suit, the company will not change their employment status. […]

Which movie subscription service should you choose? | Polygon

Which movie subscription service should you choose? | Polygon

For a few months in 2018, it seemed like everyone was constantly seeing movies with a subscription service called MoviePass. In the summer of 2017, the all-you-can-watch buffet dropped in price from $40-$50 per month to $9.95, leading some 2 million people to sign up. It sounded too good to be true — unlimited movies […]

Grab’s S$4 penalty: How about riders whose bookings are cancelled by drivers? | TODAYonline

Grab’s S$4 penalty: How about riders whose bookings are cancelled by drivers? | TODAYonline

I read the news item regarding the new cancellation policy of Grab where there is a S$4 penalty for passengers cancelling the ride five minutes after booking. This penalty fee goes to the driver. I just have one question for Grab: What happens if the driver cancels the ride? It has happened to me a […]

Convenience store delivery app comes to New Haven | Yale Daily News

Convenience store delivery app comes to New Haven | Yale Daily News

While they were students at Drexel, Gola and Illishayev were fed up with having to make so many trips to the convenience store to get cups, drinks and snacks for parties. As a potential solution, they began drafting a business plan for goPuff. Gola and Illishayev began hand-delivering items to students around their campus out […]

How do Lyft Shared Saver and Uber Express Pool work? | Autoblog

How do Lyft Shared Saver and Uber Express Pool work? | Autoblog

It’s no coincidence that Lyft is now offering the Shared Saver and Uber the Express Pool options — both are rooted in consumers’ willingness to risk a little convenience — and shoe leather — for a more affordable ride. And the offerings take a page from the successful startup Via Transportation, which is trying to […]

Sixt combines car sharing and rental with new app | Breaking Travel News

Sixt combines car sharing and rental with new app | Breaking Travel News

Sixt has launched its car sharing offer Sixt share. Via its new Sixt app, Sixt offers its customers a highly innovative car sharing service: Sixt share will give customers the freedom to return their vehicles flexibly beyond Sixt share business areas – at over 2,200 Sixt stations worldwide and also in all business areas. The […]

Peak demand pricing for Uber in La Crosse switches to flat surcharge | Lacrosse Tribune

Peak demand pricing for Uber in La Crosse switches to flat surcharge | Lacrosse Tribune

New surge pricing for Uber has come to La Crosse, according to a companywide email Uber sent its drivers this week. Passengers will now pay a flat fee instead of a percentage-based surcharge on the base fare during peak demand periods known as surges. The new pricing system would benefit drivers by giving them longer, […]

California Wild Fire Disaster Zone Price Gouging Update | The National Law Review

California Wild Fire Disaster Zone Price Gouging Update | The National Law Review

California’s 2017 wildfire season – which caused at least 47 deaths, and destroyed approximately 1.4 million acres of land and 11 thousand structures – was unprecedented at the time, both in scope and destruction. Following the 2017 wildfire season, the pricing of consumer goods and services – which is normally best left to the marketplace […]

Rodeo fans wait for hours while ride shares cash in on surge prices | khou

Rodeo fans wait for hours while ride shares cash in on surge prices | khou

Problem is, these drivers were not appearing on either of the ride share apps. Once access for the green lot closed, Holly Williams says the drivers inside became far more selective. “They’re just sitting here waiting for people to get a ride and they’re not going to pick up the riders until there’s a surge,” […]