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Uber to operate food delivery even if ride-sharing business forced shut in California

Uber Technologies has said it would continue operating its revenue-generating food delivery company Uber Eats even if its ride-hail business should be pushed shut in California at ...

Platform News: US ride-hailing services Lyft and Uber

Judge blocks Uber and Lyft from classifying drivers as contractors

A California judge has granted the state’s petition for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber Technologies and Lyft from classifying their drivers as independent contractors...

Ride Hailing

Ride-hail drivers face tough choices as US aid expires

Uber driver Johan Nijman faces a challenging decision as unemployment aid expires: risk failing to pay for groceries and even lose his home, or resume driving and catch coronavirus...

Platform Industry News: Ride-sharing driver

Uber offers contact tracing help in the US

Uber has quietly launched a service to give public health officials quick access to data on drivers and riders presumed to have come into contact with someone infected with coronav...

Platform News: Lyft ride-hailing app is part of the sharing economy

Lyft to provide drivers with partition shields as COVID-19 protection

Lyft said it would distribute some 60,000 vehicle partition shields to its most-active drivers as a protection against the coronavirus and begin selling the custom-made protective ...

Platform News: US ride-hailing services Lyft and Uber

Massachusetts sues Uber and Lyft over driver status

The US state of Massachusetts has now followed California in suing Uber Technologies and Lyft over allegedly misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors instead of empl...

Ride Hailing

Study suggests most Uber and Lyft drivers in Seattle not poorly paid

Most ride-hail workers in Seattle are part-time drivers whose earnings are roughly in line with the city’s median, a study of data provided by Uber and Lyft showed, defying s...

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Uber bus just around the corner on post-COVID-19 public transit map

Urban transportation’s transformation has shifted up a gear as the coronavirus crisis turns travel habits on their head, with Uber making allies of public transit systems by ...

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NYC legalises electric bikes and scooters, will create e-scooter pilot program

New York City Council approved several bills that will legalise the private use of electric scooters and bicycles in the city’s five boroughs, a change long-sought by food de...

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SoftBank-backed ride-hailing firm Grab announces layoffs

Southeast Asian ride-hailing and payments firm Grab announced hundreds of job losses on Tuesday due to the impact of novel coronavirus.

Platform Industry News: Ride-sharing driver

California regulator says Uber and Lyft drivers are employees

Drivers working for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies and Lyft will be considered employees under California’s new gig worker law, the state’s leading ind...

Ride Hailing

How ride-hailers around the world are coping with the virus pummelling

Battered by significant restrictions in movement and the ongoing lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, ride-hailing companies across the world are being forced to cut back ...

Platform News: Lyft ride-hailing app is part of the sharing economy

Lyft says May rides jump 26% from prior month, but down 70% YoY

Ride-hailing firm Lyft has said that rides on its platform rose 26% in May from the previous month helped by strong growth in cities where coronavirus-induced restrictions have bee...

Platform News: Sharing Economy COVID-19 pandemic

Uber to require all drivers and riders to wear masks

Uber Technologies has said it will require drivers, delivery workers and riders globally to wear a mask as countries around the world begin easing restrictions aimed at curbing the...