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Will a surcharge reduce congestion in Manhattan?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 2 Months ago
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Recently approved New York state budget includes a surcharge in ride-hailing services. The additional funds will go into the maintenance and upgrade of the subway. Governor Cuomo is moving forward with the congestion-pricing plan. We live in a generation where everything comes down to money. It will be the ultimate deciding factor in every step that […]

Lyft nearly triples its coverage across the U.S. 

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 9 Months ago
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As Uber takes steps to recover from a string of allegations that called its corporate ethics into question, competing ride-share service Lyft is anxious to establish itself as a viable Uber rival, CNBC reports. Thursday, Lyft nearly tripled its coverage across the U.S., adding 160 cities—for a total of 350—and 32 states for a total […]

SoftBank Looks to Make Inroads Into US Ride-Hailing Sector

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 10 Months ago
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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has indicated intentions to make inroads into the US ride-hailing market with a multi-billion dollar investment in Uber or Lyft, CNN’s Sherisse Pham reports. At a news conference Monday, Son said his company was “definitely interested” in pursuing a partnership with one of the two ride-hailing operations. Son expects a boom […]

Lyft to Deploy Autonomous Cars by End of 2017

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 10 Months ago
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Ride-hailing company Lyft announced Friday that self-driving vehicles will be picking up customer  by the end of the year, Brian Fung of The Washington Post reports. The first autonomous Lyft cars will drive on the streets of Boston, but Lyft ultimately aims to create a network of hundreds of thousands of autonomous vehicles, which it […]

New Study Shows Los Angeles Has the Worst Traffic in the World

  • Anahit Moumjian
  • 1 year ago
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According to a new report, congestion caused by cheap gas and a surging economy has cost U.S. motorists almost $300 billion last year. Out of the 1,064 cities studied by transportation analytics firm INRIX, Los Angeles had the worst traffic in the world. The average driver in Los Angeles wasted 104 hours sitting in gridlock […]

GM Says Self-Driving Bolt Soon to Come

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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General Motors is getting a head start on its autonomous vehicle testing venture. GM told a source that, with the help of Lyft, it plans on testing thousands of self-driving Bolt EVs by 2018. If the automaker is successful in this feat, it will be one of the first car makers to test such a […]

Uber Designs Secret Recruiting Crusade — Operation SLOG

  • Blaine Martin
  • 4 Years ago
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Uber may have had the veil pulled off of a grand scheme created to snatch driver’s from Lyft, their most popular competitor in the car service business. The Verge published a report that exposed Uber’s campaign to recruit Lyft drivers, called Operation SLOG. According to the report, Uber hired independent contractor and bought them burner […]

Uber Throws Sabotage Accusations Back at Lyft

  • Blaine Martin
  • 4 Years ago
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In response to the potentially damaging accusations of sabotage from Lyft, Uber has turned the tables on their rival, arguing that Lyft has been guilty of the same wrongdoing. In a recent statement, Uber claimed that Lyft employees have canceled 12,900 Uber trips. Uber reps believe this was a response to Uber’s reluctant consideration of […]

Uber accused of playing dirty in competition with Lyft

  • Blaine Martin
  • 4 Years ago
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According to CNNMoney, Lyft officials claim that Uber employees have been booking and then cancelling thousands of rides over the last nine months. A total of 5,560 Lyft rides have been negated by 177 Uber workers since October last year. This strategy could work because booking a ride would make that car unavailable to others, […]

Lyft Service Gets Green Light in NYC

  • Jana Ruthberg
  • 4 Years ago
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Lyft, rival car service to the ever-expansive company Uber, has officially arrived in NYC to compete against the reigning driving service. The move to the Big Apple came only after the company agreed to use commercially licensed drivers, similar to a deal struck with Uber two years ago that ensured drivers are properly licensed commercially […]