Not so great if you lose 25% on every trip

Why Silicon Valley Doesn’t Mind Rising Gas Prices Gas prices have been steadily climbing since February 2016. The Drudge Report, always with a finger on the pulse of America’s anxieties, blared a warning about the soaring gas prices in its lead headline on Tuesday. With new investments all over the transportation industry, what happens in[…]

I thought they were independent contractors????

NYC study backs pay raises for Uber and Lyft drivers About 85 percent of drivers don’t make this kind of pay, Parrott and Reich said. And that’s notable given NYC’s relatively uncommon market: unlike in most cities, ridesharing drivers need a license, plates and commercial insurance to operate. They’re more likely to be full-time or[…]

Fool me once, shame on you

Fool me twice, shame on me Uber battles to keep London license in court appeal LONDON (Reuters) – Uber [UBER.UL] goes to court on Monday to overturn a decision stripping it of its license in London after being ruled unfit to run a taxi service in its most important European market.  

This is on you De Blasio

Exclusive | Another cash-strapped cabbie found dead of suicide, sources say Another cash-strapped city cabbie has committed suicide – hanging himself in his Brooklyn apartment, multiple sources told The Post on Friday. Abdul Saleh is now at least the sixth financially-struggling for-hire driver to kill himself since November. A roommate found Saleh, 59, hanging in[…]

The People who were and are in office are to blame

They should all be held accountable Suicides shake cabbie community as ride-hailing companies take over Take it from veteran Chicago cabby Nnamdi Uwazie: The shock waves from the recent suicides of five New York City taxi and livery drivers are being felt in the Windy City as well. So is the desperation that drove a[…]

A very important article

“He was mad at the politicians,” said Gabriel, the couple’s only child. “He was mad at Silicon Valley and all these big shots that have billions of dollars. You’re trampling over the little guys that invested in something and wanted to have some exclusivity, as they were told when they bought the medallion.” A Taxi[…]

The Gig is up?

Gig Economy Business Model Dealt a Blow in California Ruling In a ruling with potentially sweeping consequences for the so-called gig economy, the California Supreme Court on Monday made it much more difficult for companies to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employers.

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Get the robots on the road before the money runs out…. Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Were Struggling Before Arizona Crash Tech companies like Uber, Waymo and Lyft, as well as automakers like General Motors and Toyota, have spent billions developing self-driving cars in the belief that the market for them could one day be worth trillions[…]